Matilda Katherine (Strode) Keys

  • Born: September 16, 1926
  • Died: June 26, 2017
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Chapel of the Chimes

1234 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Tel. (317) 632-9431

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Matilda Katherine Keys
90 of Indianapolis, IN passed away June 26, 2017. Matilda was born on September 16, 1926 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky to the late Hayden and Margaret (Birch) Strode. She worked many years at RCA and for the past 25 years has had a booth at the Irvington Flea Market.She made many long lasting friendships at the flea market and will be dearly missed. Matilda is survived by her brothers, Paul Sr. and Wallace Strode and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Keys, her siblings, Lucille Dubree, William M. Strode, Chloe Bray, Stella House, Burford Strode, Elaine Marratta and Emogene Stewart. Services will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 11 AM at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory-Chapel of the Chimes with visitation there Thursday, June 29th 4-8 PM. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens-Greenwood, IN.


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I am affiliated with the family through serving in the Navy with Pete. I first met Barbra after the Chief Petty Officers transitional season. Those were trying and challenging times during the season, I asked Pete how was he able to maintain such calm present; and he replied that Barbra and his family was his driving force. Because of Pete's calm nature, it became very contagious and he helped me and others through the season. Once pining day came, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing. Barbra and the children and at that time and I knew what made Pete extremely successful in life. He had the best support system one could ever imagine.
Barbra, without you knowing you helped us all through those tough times by keeping Pete encourage he brought that back to the entire unit and his fellow Chiefs;
Again rest in peace Barbra and Pete I am truly sadden for our loss! Love you Pete and please stay in touch brother!

Posted by charlie hughley - Mechanicsburg, PA - Family Friend   April 07, 2019


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