John R. McKeehan, 83, of North Dickinson Twp., Carlisle,
passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 after a week stay at ManorCare Health Services, Carlisle. He
was born on March 2, 1932 on the family farm in Springview, Carlisle. He was one of twelve children born
to Stuart and Ida (Morrison) McKeehan.
John started farming
on one of the family farms in Springview; eventually purchasing his first farm on the Ritner Highway in Penn Twp.
Through the years, he purchased additional farms in Penn, Southampton, West Pennsboro and North Dickinson Townships.
He spent his whole life enjoying farming. John was a member of the White Circle, Eagles, Moose Lodge
and was a social member of the American Legion and the V.F.W., all of Carlisle.
He is survived by his children; Donald McKeehan of Carlisle, Carol McKeehan of Mechancisburg and Nancy McCullough and
Roger McKeehan, both of Newville. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three
brothers; Paul and William McKeehan, both of Carlisle and Robert McKeehan of Boiling Springs, four sisters; Shirley Kipps,
Margaret Mowery, Barbara Straub, all of Carlisle and Betty McBride of North Carolina. John was predeceased
by one son, Johnny McKeehan, who passed away on May 28, 2006, three brothers; Parker, James and Edgar McKeehan and one sister,
A visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Monday, June
1, 2015 followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, with Pastor
Richard Reese officiating. The family kindly requests casual dress for John’s services.
Interment will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
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To the Family:
We are sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing. You will be in our thoughts and
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Bob and Linda Markley
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