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Helen Keyes

Helen S. Keyes, 94, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away Monday evening, August 16, 2021 at Mallard Bay Care Center.

Born on April 27, 1927 in Preston, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Theodore A. Schulke and Myrtle Lord Schulke.

She attended the local schools in Caroline County and graduated with the class of 1944.

In 1948 Helen married Howard K. Keyes and together made their home in Cambridge.  Howard died August 2, 2014.

Helen attended nursing school and worked as a LPN for several years.  She attended the Lutheran Church in Cambridge which is no longer active.  Helen and her husband were very involved in the Lutheran Mission. There was a Christmas morning she went to the mission to obtain clothes and toys for a family that had suffered a house fire and lost everything.  Helen was a kind-hearted person and will always be remembered for the kind things she did.

Her hobbies included playing cards, golfing and going to the pool.  She would never admit it but she was a very good cook. She was known as being a great hostess and entertaining.  Helen loved her son Ted and was very dedicated to him.

Surviving Helen is her son Theodore R. Keyes of Cambridge and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband is a brother Ralph Herbert Schulke and a sister Rachel Adams.

A viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, 308 High Street, Cambridge.

A committal service will be held at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Hurlock, MD  on Monday, August 23, 2021 beginning 11 a.m. with Pastor Nan Dueling officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Helen can be sent to Coastal Hospice Foundation, P. O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

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I am very sorry to hear Miss Helen's passing. I had the honor and privilege of working with her at the Lutheran mission, and she was such a delight to be around. Her wit and sense of humor was outstanding and her laughter infectious.She will be sadly missed by those who knew her, and I wish my sincerest condolences to the family.

Mickey Dean Aug 21 2021 12:00 AM

One of my favorite Aunts, and the corner of Cornersville in the Neck District to all of us who loved her and Uncle Howard. I missed volunteering with her at the LMS Thrift Store up town before it closed. That crew had a blast! Godspeed Aunt Helen, we love and will miss you.

Sherri Ruark Malone Aug 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Keyes

Marlene Rice Aug 19 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Ms Helen's passing. Her and Howard were a great couple.

Bill & Nancy Rock Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

Hi Ted, sorry to hear about Helen. She was truly a wonderful person. It was always a pleasure to get together with her and your Dad. Great memories of those years working with Howard. They both had a big influence on my life!

Mark Todd Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss

Wallace and Sandy Dodson and Haddaway's Service Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I loved just sitting with Ms. Helen and listening to her talk and laugh. My prayers go up for each of you.

JoAnne Wingate Nabb Aug 18 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry to learn of this. Such a kind, happy and endearining lady. So loved her and her happy hubby! David i know this has to hurt. Sending love and prayers to all. Great memories and love to all!

Colleen Curran-Bromwell Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM

Teddy,I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Helen's passing. She and Uncle Howard were so supportive to me during my mom's illness. They would make me laugh even in my darkest hours. She will be sorely missed. I loved her dearly. Dale joins me in sending our condolences. Tina Thomas (Phyllis' daughter)

Tina Thomas Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Keyes

LARRY PARKS Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM

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