WOOSTER Abe J. Hip Keim, 76, of Wooster passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at his home following a short battle with cancer.
He was born December 16, 1937 in Holmes County to Jacob A. and Nettie Weaver Keim. He married Sandi Baney on September 3, 1988. She survives.
Abe was a truck driver at Wooster Motor Ways for 33 years. During that time he was selected by Ohio Trucking Association as a driver of the month three times. He was also chosen as Continental General s Driver of the year.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and he always enjoyed playing golf in the Senior League at Riceland and other courses with his numerous golf buddies. His greatest golf moment was a hole in one at Mayfair Country Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 25 years are, son Greg (Debbie) Keim of California, daughter Debra Cowan of Idaho, grandchildren Brittany, Travis, Heather and Dakotah and great-granddaughter Kallie. Brothers Dan, Steve, Aden (Ella) and Ray (Mary) Keim, brothers-in-law Don (Linda L) and Ron Baney, sisters-in-law Linda J. and Debra Baney all of Wooster and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Monday, June 16, 2015 from 5-8:00 p.m.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster with the Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin officiating. Private family burial will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ Breakfast Program, 150 E. North St., Wooster, OH 44691.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jill Schaeffer for her care and compassion and LifeCare Hospice for their assistance.
Online condolances may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Trinity United Church of Christ Breakfast Program, 150 E. North St., Wooster, OH 44691
Memorial service on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster
Monday, June 16, 2014 from 5-8:00 p.m.