January 28, 1927 - March 20, 2016
Reba Iladene Keesling, 89, of New Lisbon, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Reid Hospital in Richmond following a brief illness. She was born January 28, 1927 in Forbus, TN, a daughter of the late Jerry Porter and Myrtie Ann (Stanford) Poore. Reba was a loving wife and mother who served her community in any way possible. She married the love of her life, Roscoe Donald Keesling, on September 1, 1946 and together they farmed in New Lisbon since in 1952. She was known far and wide for her excellent cooking and was the founder and owner of Reba’s Country Kitchen and Catering from 1954 until 2010. When the state hospital changed to home care Reba took in many ladies from there and cared for them like family until their deaths. Reba was very active in the New Lisbon Christian Church since 1952 serving in many different capacities. Those left to cherish Reba’s memories include her four sons, Alan Keesling of Richmond, Mark Keesling of New Castle, Phillip Keesling of Straughn and Eric (wife: Cathy) Keesling of New Castle; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Letha Ovalene Poore and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Keesling in 2012; a sister, Maudie Davidson; seven brothers, Albert, Wilburn, Luther, Oakley, Daniel, Lloyd and Nolan Poore and a daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Keesling. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the New Lisbon Christian Church with Pastor Mark Lomison officiating. Burial will follow in New Lisbon Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle. Memorial contributions may be offered to the New Lisbon Christian Church Kitchen Fund. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Reba Keesling.
Reba Iladene Keesling, 89, of New Lisbon, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Reid Hospital in Richmond following a brief illness. She was born January 28, 1927 in Forbus, TN, a daughter of the late Jerry... View Obituary & Service Information
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