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Orma S. McKeon | 98

October 28, 1923 - March 20, 2022

Orma S. McKeon, 98, formerly of Sherry Road St. Marys, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Silver Creek Terrace with her loving niece by her side.

She was born October 28, 1923, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Leo and Anna Mertz Schneider.  She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1941.  On October 23, 1954, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Orma married the late Thomas B. McKeon, Jr., who preceded her in death on April 16, 1995.

Orma, along with her late husband Tom, were the managers of Stackpole Carbon Company’s North Fork Lodge.  Orma served as the Protocol Manager.  Together they created many fond memories and “helped raise” a lot of kids.

Orma is survived by two brothers: Theodore Schneider of Kersey and Timothy Schneider (Wanda) of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and seven Godchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Orma was preceded in death by four sisters: Margaret Sadley Carpenter, Marian Roberts, Elizabeth “Betty” Struble, and Dolores Arnold; as well as by four brothers: William Schneider, Thomas Schneider, Richard “Dick” Schneider, and John “Jack” Schneider.

Orma was committed to making our region a better place.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a founder of the Care and Concern Committee and their bereavement lunch program.  She was proud to be a volunteer at the hospital for 63 years and was a co-founding member of the Women Who Care Organization.  Orma hosted Fresh Air Kids from the city for many years and was a member of the Red Hats Society. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Frank Ziemkiewicz, OSB, officiating and the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, concelebrating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made payable to the Christian Food Bank, P.O. Box 1033, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Events

Visitation

March 25, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

March 25, 2022
11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Final Resting Place

March 25, 2022
12:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall

8 Comments

  1. Just learned of Orma’s passing. My late husband, Ken, and I spent many happy times with Orma and Tom at North Fork. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. Our hearts go out to you and your family with the loss of your dear loved one. There are no words to take away sadness when you lose someone you love. In our time of deepest need the tenderness of God is a refuge like no other. He alone understands our sorrows and draws near in love to wipe away our tears
    When my mother passed away, we found the resurrection hope very comforting.
    May the resurrection hope sustain you. A loved one lost can grieve the heart, and makes us yearn for tomorrow, when Jehovah will keep the promise he made of no pain, no death, no sorrow found at Revelation 21:4.

  3. Will miss you very much Orma. You were a wonderful neighbor as well as a dear friend while I was at Silver Creek.

  4. I knew Orma most of my life. She worked at the Harrison Stackpole house and I lived next door. She raised the Stackpole kids and Dauer was my good friend. When she and Tom managed North Fork, I visited there many times, including Super Bowl parties. My parents were fond of her and Tom. Orma always came to the Historical Society banquet. I saw her at the Highlands a few years ago and she was as friendly and charming as ever. She was a good friend, a beautiful person and St. Marys will miss her. Condolences to Ted and the rest of her family.

  5. I cleaned for Orma for 16 years. She was a beautiful lady and we had lots of chats every other week. She loved my macaroni salad so I took her some whenever I made it. Rest In Peace Orma. You sure will be missed.

  6. Prim…proper…pointed. Her way or the highway. I liked Orma. You know where you stood. I see her with Tom once again to share their eternity. Rest in peace, Aunt Orma….

  7. I am thankful to have had the chance to chat with Mrs. McKeon on a recent visit to Silvercreek Terrace. She was such a nice person and so giving to the community.

  8. Aunt Orma was such an energetic & kind woman! I always enjoyed my time spent with her & Uncle Tom during the summer months at Stackpole Lodge. You will be missed Aunt Orma!! May you rest in peace!
    Love, Charlie & Jeannie (Struble) Kibler

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