Erma Keyes

November 12, 1938 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 80)


Erma D. Keyes

Walworth: Erma passed away on April 17, 2019 at age 80.  She was born in Ontario, NY to Charles and Anna Marie Van Der Wall.  Erma was also predeceased by her husband, Daniel Keyes; son, Kenneth Keyes; sisters, Carol Bardo and Frances Kazmierczak.  Erma is survived by her children, Thomas (Patricia) Keyes and Nancy (Anthony) Sclamo; daughter-in-law, Denise (Kevin) Switzer; grandchildren, Christopher and Sean Keyes, Rose Sclamo, Denise (Jeremy) Dufrane, Anna (Matteson) Keyes-DeLancey and Jonathon Switzer; brothers-in-law, Carl Bardo and Matthew Kazmierczak.

Erma was born at home in Ontario in 1938 and moved to Walworth in 1956 after graduating from Wayne Central. From that time on she lived in Walworth with her husband Dan for 60 years. She was a longtime member of the Lincoln FD ladies Auxiliary. Along with her husband, Erma was active in Walworth politics and served as Highway superintendent and Councilman. Erma made sure that no building on the farm needed paint, no garden needed mulch and no blade of grass was to long. She drove bus for Wayne Central Schools from 1970-1995 touching many of our children's lives.

Family and friends may gather for a time of visitation from 1-4 PM on Saturday (April 20) at Murphy Funeral Home (Ontario Chapel), 1961 Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY 14519, where Erma’s funeral service will be held on Monday (April 22) at 10AM.  Interment in Marion Cemetery.  Contributions in Erma’s memory may be directed to Pines of Peace, 2378 Ridge Rd., Ontario, NY 14519.  To leave the family an online condolence, please visit

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April 20, 2019

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Murphy Funeral & Cremation Ontario Chapel
1961 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519

Funeral Service
April 22, 2019

10:00 AM
Murphy Funeral & Cremation Ontario Chapel
1961 Ridge Road
Ontario, NY 14519

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