Sherry (Stevens) Keaten

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Sherry (Stevens) Keaten
1955 - 2018

SOUTH PARIS - Sherry (Stevens) Keaten, 62, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 7, 2018, after a long illness. She was born in Farmington on Dec. 11, 1955, the daughter of Frank M. And Audrey (Huff) Stevens.

Sherry was raised in Strong and she graduated from Mt. Abram High School, class of 1974. She went on to complete her education at the Skowhegan Business School before marrying Darian Keaten in 1975. They made their home in Skowhegan for 22 years before they relocated to South Paris for Darian's work. For a time, Sherry worked at Kennebec Equipment Rental in Fairfield and then later at Community Concepts in South Paris.

Calling Sherry a voracious reader is an understatement. She thoroughly enjoyed reading when she wasn't doting on her three grandchildren. Being Nana was the highlight of her life. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with the children, spoil them, or even just given them rides to their practices. Sherry and Darian also enjoyed traveling together whether it was an anniversary trip to Las Vegas or just simple day trips around Maine.

She was predeceased by her parents and father-in-law, Wilder Keaten.

Sherry is survived by her husband of 43 years, Darian Keaten; daughter, Allison Skinner and her companion Kyle Kilgore; grandchildren, Braeden Skinner, Kerrigan Skinner and Kyler Kilgore; mother-in-law, Evelyn Keaten all of South Paris; brother, Lynn Stevens and his wife Evelyn of Strong; sister, Darcy Stevens of Mattapoisett, Mass.; and two nephews, Matt and Ryan Stevens of Strong.

A graveside services will be held at 5 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 14, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter Rd., Cambridge with Rev. Mark Tanner officiating.

Sherry's family extends their deepest appreciation to the nurses and staff at Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice for the professional and compassionate care they provided Sherry.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan Maine. Messages of condolence may be left for Sherry's family at

In honor of Sherry's love of animals, memorial donations may be made to:
Responsible Pet Care
9 Lower Swallow Rd.
South Paris, ME 04281

Published in Central Maine on Sept. 11, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Smart & Edwards Funeral Home
183 Madison Ave | Skowhegan, ME 04976 | (207) 474-3357
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