Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 21, 2013 11:51 am EST


SIDNEY, Ohio — Dwight E. Keckley, 86, of 721 Lynn St., Sidney, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 9:50 p.m. at The Pavilion in Sidney.

He was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Licking County, the son of the late Harvey L. and May (Callan) Keckley. On May 28, 1948, he married Virginia M. Rush, who preceded him in death June 24, 2007.

He is survived by one son, Michael Keckley of Sidney; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey Keckley of Mount Vernon and Vernon Keckley of Hebron; two sisters, Mrs. Jim (Ruth) Elliott of Newark and Edna White of Johnstown.

One daughter, Patricia, preceded him in death.

Dwight was an engineer for the Dayton Power & Light Co., retiring in 1986 after 47 years of service. Dwight was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217 and a member of Sidney First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with the Rev. Barbara Staley officiating. Burial, with full military honors by Sidney American Legion Post 217, will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. There will be no public calling hours prior to the funeral service.

Condolences may be expressed to the Keckley family at

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