Josephine Keister

Hamilton County

Josephine G. Keister, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at The Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent, N.Y.Born June 28, 1924 in Dalton, Ga., she was the daughter of the late William and Zilla (Murr) Glaze.She was a sales representative for Avon Products for over 30 years. She was an active member of Concord Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee and also enjoyed going to the YMCA for her water aerobics. Josephine is survived by her children, Karen (Rick) Johnston, of Hudson, N.Y., and Bill (Suzette) Keister, of Chickamauga, Ga.; two granddaughters, Amie Johnston, of Catskill, N.Y., and Christine (John) Johnston-Earl, of Valatie, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kevin Ruffin and Gabriel and Gavin Earl.A memorial service will be held at the Concord Baptist Church in the Concord Hall, 7025 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Memorial donations in Josephines name may be made to Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home; website: will be private in the Whitfield Memorial Garden in Dalton, Georgia. Condolences may be expressed at

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