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Ina Sue Keithley


Ina Sue Keithley was the daughter of Jack and Stella Skinner (née Stanley), born December 5, 1940 in her parents’ house on or near Edge of the Earth Road (as named by her father), in Lexington, Okla.

She married Charles Keithley in 1966, and he preceded her in death in 1993. Her close living relatives are her brother, Jerry Skinner; sister, Betty Childers; son, Cristan Keighley; his daughters, Kyndera Keithley, Edan Keighley and Wren Keighley and his wife, Rebecca Hudnall.

Ina Sue Keithley went by “Sue” for all of her adult life and sought happiness in every moment. She would most like to be honored and remembered as being a devoted wife and mother; family was everything to her.

She spent her youth on the land of her birth, then residing in Oklahoma City, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Houston, Texas, before moving to Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1996. She studied Education at Oklahoma Baptist University and started her career as a passionate elementary school teacher, then a medical assistant and office manager in her husband’s practice in Texas. In Virginia she worked as an office manager before retiring in 2004.

In her final years, she suffered from Alzheimer’s, dementia and an assortment of chronic pains – while cared for by her son, Cristan, at her home in Charlottesville, before moving to Lavender Hills, a memory care unit in Orange, Virginia, in November 2022. She passed away in the afternoon of February 2, 2024 from systemic weakness following an illness.

Throughout her life she valued the people and connections of her childhood and tried to carry that love into her own life and the generations that follow. She will be missed.

The family will hold a private service for her internment.