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Melba Sticher Keaten
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Obituary for Melba Sticher Keaten

Melba Sticher Keaten, age 85, of Lithia Springs passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was born on May 23, 1932 in Carrollton, Georgia, daughter of the late Jesse Sticher and the late Roberta Williams Sticher. She was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Keaten and 5 sisters.

Melba is survived by her children, Mark Keaten and wife Mitzie, Ken Keaten and wife Cherry, Kathy Vargas, Jeff “Jaybo” Keaten, Beth Keaten Bianchi and husband Chris; grandchildren, Trent Keaten and wife Kristin, Clint Keaten and wife Ledonna, Sallie Benke and husband Greg, Sarah Coghlin and husband Torrie, Benjamin Keaten, Kristina Vargas, Eric Vargas, Bonnie Head and her fiance’, Josh McCormick Walden, Adam Head and wife Amber, Alec Head and wife Shannon, Brianna Bianchi, Ashlyn Bianchi; sisters, Syble Helms, Joyce Ward, Larrue Hubbard and husband Bobby, Glenda Horton and husband Doyle; brother, Wendell Sticher and wife Sue; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville. Interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

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Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville, Georgia has charge of the arrangements. 770-489-2818

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel

12651 Veterans Memorial Highway
Douglasville, GA 30134





2:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel

12651 Veterans Memorial Highway
Douglasville, GA 30134


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