Mildred “Jeanie” Jean Griffith Keys, 90, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of West Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, May 15th, 2023 at Jefferson Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in West Elizabeth on November 15th, 1932 to the late Thomas Jefferson and Elsie Mae Jackson Griffith. Jeanie was the loving wife of 43 years to the late Walter S. Keys, Jr. She is survived by daughters, Janet Mae (James) November of Vandergrift, Cynthia A. (Bruce) Smith, of Jefferson Hills, step-daughter Linda M. Chesney, of Delmont, son Jeffrey Scott Keys, of Vandergrift, step-son, Lawrence (Marie) Keys, of McKeesport, grandchildren, Tiffany, Jimmy, Sara, Ashley, Brian, Stacey, Tara, Amanda, Glenn, Michael and Ian, great-grandchildren, Kristy, Abigail, Dulcie, Bonita, Savannah, Benjamin, Morgan, John Glenn, Lily, Ethan, Liam, and Samuel and great-great granddaughter Alora. Jeanie was preceded in death by her husband Walter S. Keys, Jr., sisters Helen Mae Hoffman and Elizabeth Ann Rector, great-grand children Timothy and Wyatt. Jeanie was a graduate of Elizabeth High School in 1950 and was employed by the K-Mart in West Mifflin for twenty-three years. Jeanie enjoyed bowling, reading, word search puzzles, bingo, attending and being a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Clairton, and visiting the Clairton Senior Center. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at Friday at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home to be followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Bible Baptist Temple at 1415 Worthington Ave., Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
Originally published May 16, 2023.