Doris Elaine (Smith) Keast

Died: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 12, 2015
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Location: Middletown United Methodist Church

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Doris Elaine Keast, 82, Middletown, died Thursday October 8, 2015 at her home. Born in Coatsville, PA on May 19, 1933, she was a daughter of the late LeRoy Morris and Esther Mae McCulley Smith. She was employed by Orbital Sciences Corp. in Dulles, VA until her retirement and was a member of the Middletown United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by: 2 children - Lawrence James Hamilton and wife Lisa - Middletown and Deborah Lynn Frey and husband Neil - Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 4 grandchildren; Allison Hamilton, Nicole Hamilton, Cody Frey, Lindsey Frey, a sister Ruth Clark of West Chester, PA.

The family will receive friends on Monday October 12 from 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 9 AM on Tuesday October 13 from Middletown United Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Ct., Middletown. Rev. Sarah Dorrance will officiate. Interment will be made in Christ Reformed United Church of Christ Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Middletown United Methodist Church.

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Erica Shaw
   Posted Fri October 09, 2015
Thinking of you and your family with much love. Erica, Brian and Ragan Shaw

Wes Salter
   Posted Fri October 09, 2015
I worked with Doris at Fairchild she was always a hard worker and, had a smile and kind word for everyone.

Mike Hertz
   Posted Sat October 10, 2015
My condolences to and prayers for the family. It was my pleasure to know and work with Doris for many years at Fairchild and Orbital. We were always involved with a proposal effort requiring long hours, and Doris had
a smile on her face and a can-do attitude no matter the hour. After retirement we often talked of a reunion and I believe it will now be held in a higher place. Rest in peace, Doris, and I hope Jim Walker has a desk and typewriter waiting.

Cathy Hessong
   Posted Sat October 10, 2015
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Doris. I will always remember spending time at her house growing up, she always treated me like one of her own kids, and was always so good and kind to me, I will never forget her. Heaven has a new angel.

Bill & Donna Fink
   Posted Sun October 11, 2015
Heart felt condolences to the family of Doris.

Mike Miller
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
I had the honor and privilege to work with Doris at Fairchild and Orbital until her retirement. In spite of the hectic nature of the space business, Doris was always calm and pleasant, knowing that everything would be fine in the long run. Let's celebrate Doris' life, and all the people she positively touched over the years.

Well done, good and faithful servant! (Matthew 25:21)

Mary Lou Green
   Posted Tue October 13, 2015
May deepest sympathy of Doris passing.
I met Doris when she was on jury duty and then always saw her working for the election in Middletown.
She was a great person always with a smile.
May God be with you during this difficult time.


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