Ruth Keyser Death, Obituary – At the age of 92, Ruth Anne Burdette Keyser passed away at her residence in Lebanon, Kentucky on the 18th of December, 2022. On April 24, 1930, Ruth Anne was born on Miller Pike in Marion County, Kentucky. Her birthplace was Kentucky. Her parents were Joseph Knott Burdette and Josephine Peterson Burdette. Ruth Anne was born and raised in this region of the state. February of 1963 marked the month that her wedding to Richard Joseph Keyser took place.
After serving for a number of years as the choir director at Maple Spring United Methodist Church in Benton, Kentucky, she most recently served as the organist at Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church in Lebanon. Her last position was in Lebanon. In addition to being a talented pianist, she is also proficient in the arts of dressmaking and homemaking. In addition to that, she gave her time voluntarily to serve as president of the Habitat for Humanity branch in Marshall County and as treasurer of the Salvation Army in Lebanon.
Both of these organizations are located in the state of Lebanon. She served in both of these roles throughout her career. Her children Doris Hundley, Edmund Burdette, and Joe Burdette, as well as her husband, all passed away before she did. She is survived by her three daughters, Jorie Emmert of Centerville, Ohio, Colette Keyser of Ashland City, Tennessee, and Kristina Keyser of Covington, Kentucky; her three sons-in-law, John Martin Emmert, Jerome Terrell, and Tim Centers, respectively; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel Bullard of North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Emmert. In addition, she has a total of twelve grandkids as well as two great-grandchildren who will miss her. The time and date of her funeral and memorial service are still to be determined, but they will take place at the Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church in Lebanon, Kentucky, which can be found at 245 Stewart’s Creek Road. Her services will be held there. The family asks that in lieu of traditional gifts such as flowers, plants, or other presents, monetary contributions be made to the Salvation Army instead.