Ina Keesee

March 10, 1925-Oct. 20, 2021


Ina Keesee, 96, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Ina was born March 10, 1925, at Crawfordsville, to Blanche (Fishero) and Percival Hall. She was a 1943 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. A member of Calvary Chapel Crawfordsville, Beta Sigma Pi and the Fireman’s Auxiliary. Places of employment included the Crawfordsville District Public Library and Montgomery County Assessor. She was also a civil service employee at the Alameda California Naval Air Station cutting engine lays for Norden bombsights during World War II.

She married John Keesee on June 6, 1943, at Crawfordsville. John and Ina were devoted parents to five children, Steve (Pam) Keesee, Sharon (Jim) Larew, David (Angela) Keesee, Tom (Delores) Keesee and Jeff (Kathleen) Keesee. Ina was the proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Ina loved her family deeply, never missing a special event in their lives. She loved to cook, and was famous for her birthday and theme parties. She enjoyed reading and knitting, keeping every member of the family supplied with hand-knitted house slippers each Christmas. Ina had many mottos, but a family favorite was “Be yourself! Everyone else is taken.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband  John, a brother Roy Hall, a sister Ruth Barnard and a great-grandson Kayne.

Family and friends may call 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home Tuesday, with a service following at 3 p.m. Pastor David Keesee will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South.

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