Barbara Keck

Barbara Joan Keck

1926 - 2021

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SILVER LAKE - Barbara Joan Keck, 95, born in Akron, Ohio and a long-time resident of Silver Lake, passed away on June 16, 2021. The daughter of Worth and Frances Bailey, Joan was a graduate of Buchtel High School and the College of Wooster. In 1949 she married Max Keck and settled in Silver Lake to raise their daughters, Allison and Cindy. She enjoyed a twenty-year career as a psychiatric social worker at Fallsview and Cuyahoga Valley Mental Health Centers. Joan loved tennis, classical music, playing bridge, and rescuing animals. She was a caring and loyal friend and had many lifelong friendships. She and Max enjoyed trips to Japan and Germany and countless family beach vacations in Florida and the Caribbean. They loved walking in the parks and going to Blossom to hear the Cleveland Orchestra. Joan was a loving and playful grandmother to her four grandchildren. She will be remembered forever for her kindness, cheerfulness, and generosity. In the decade since Max's passing, Joan has bravely suffered with severe pain and limited mobility. We are very grateful to her wonderful neighbors and friends who have been so kind and helpful. Thanks also to Summa Palliative Care Unit, Summa Hospice, and Heritage of Hudson. Joan is survived by daughters, Allison Keck and Cindy Schultz; grandchildren, Michael Marignoni (fiancee Chelsea Babbert), Matthew (Natalie) Marignoni, Ryan and Lindsey Schultz; great-grandchildren, Mason and Madison Marignoni, and friend, Al Marignoni. According to her wishes, there will be no services. If so desired, memorial contributions could be made to One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market Street, Akron, OH 44313 or the Silver Lake Garden Club, 3108 E. Edgerton Road, Silver Lake, OH 44224.