Keith T. Scearce, 76, rural Loyal, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Stanley. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Owen Mennonite Church with the brethren Harlan Martin, Scott Martin, John Burkholder and Daniel Boll officiating. Burial followed in the Owen Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Keith Thorvald Scearce was born on June 13, 1942, in Elkhart, Ind., the son of A. O. Stanley and Martha A. (nee Hilliard) Scearce. He married Sharon R. Diller on Oct. 19, 1963, in Johnsville, Ohio. Keith was baptized in the summer of 1958 in Sheldon.
Keith is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 55 years; five sons: Ethan and Joanna (Landis) Scearce of Sheldon, Aaron and Rebekah (Amstutz) Scearce of Gleason, Philip and Joanne (Smith) Scearce of Thorp, Jason and Mildred (Hoover) Scearce of Sunbury, Pa., and Peter and Deborah (Martin) Scearce of Greenwood; three daughters: Faith and Noah Hursh of Stanley, Lydia and Jason Zimmerman of Loyal, and Esther and David Hursh of Loyal; 57 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters: Shirley Boyer of Elkhart, Ind., and Nancy Starforth of Kansas City, Mo.; and one half-brother: Gene Scearce of Neillsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father: Martin V. Miller; an infant granddaughter: Jalena Hursh; one brother: Ike Scearce; two sisters: Barb Gard and Bonnie Frances in infancy; one half-sister: Toni Vanderhoof; his in-laws: Ralph and Esther Diller; and Miller step-siblings, including step-sister Thelma and Mark Kaufman, who served as Christian foster parents.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.