Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER – Marta M. Keating, 85, of Wooster, died on June 22, 2010 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, following a brief illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH on Monday, June 28, at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Stephen Moran and Fr. Elmer Marquard officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Wooster.
Calling hours will be at McIntire, Davis & Green Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, on Sunday, June 27, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or send flowers to brighten the day of someone in need.
Martha was born March 1, 1925 in Briar Hill, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew and Ann (Janosik) Franko, and during her teenage years moved with her family to Garfield Heights, Ohio. She married Richard M. Keating in 1954. They moved to Wooster that year, where they raised their family and remained for the rest of their lives. He died in 2007.
Surviving are two children and their spouses, Louise W. Keating (James H. Ross) and John T. Keating (Leslie A. Pearce-Keating), two grandchildren, Michael Keating and Laura Keating, all of Wooster, a sister, Peggy Ashwood, of Cleveland, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Andrew Franko, Jr.
She was an accomplished ballroom dancer and dance instructor, and in the 1940’s and 1950’s was employed by Arthur Murray Studios in Cleveland, where she became a district sales manager. Later she was an instructor at Wooster Business College.
She gave up her career to become a full time parent. She was a selfless and devoted mother and grandmother, and was deeply committed to childhood education. She was an avid reader and her family learned much from her about history, English language, and health and safety topics. She enjoyed interior design and home renovation projects. She had been a member of Otelia Club, and Trowel and Trellis Garden Club. She attended St. Mary Church, where she had been a religious education instructor.
She became a resident of West View Manor in 2008 due to delining health, and later moved to the Town Square assisted living wing. Her family wishes to express their appreciation for the fine care she received there, and also to thank her friend and caregiver, Kay Bascom, who was a great help over the past several years.
She loved people, especially children, and had great kindness and humanity. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

Memorial Contributions
St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or send flowers to brighten the day of someone in need

Monday, June 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church

Sunday, June 27, 2010 from 4-6:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.