Gussie Ellen Keyes, 59

May 25, 2010
  • Gussie Ellen Keyes

NOV. 7, 1950-MAY 22, 2010

Gussie Ellen Keyes, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

Born Nov. 7, 1950, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Mary E. Snively Keyes.

Gussie was a 1968 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

She was a past employee of the Washington County Gaming Office, Hagerstown, with more than seven years of service.

She attended Ebenezer AME Church, Hagerstown.

Gussie is survived by a son, C. Andre, and wife, Angie Kidrick; three granddaughters, Kierra, Raeisha and Carleigh Kidrick, all of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary V. Rideout and Arnetta Doleman; four brothers, Kenneth Keyes Sr., Reginald Keyes, Vincent Keyes and Russell Keyes; one aunt, Grace Snively, all of Hagerstown; one uncle, Rudolph Keyes of Harrisburg, Pa.; three godchildren, Pamela Lockley, and Demetris and Precious Taylor, all of Hagerstown; dear friends, Roy Smith and Barbara L. Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


In addition to her parents, Gussie was preceded in death by one sister, Mae E. "Mazie" Smith; and two brothers, Frank M. Keyes and William Flythe.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010, at the Greater Campher Temple King Apostle Holiness Church, Hagerstown. Her pastor, the Rev. LeRoy Jackson, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Memorial Recreation Center Inc., 109 W. North Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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