Senia Margaret Keaton Erwin


At approximately 7:45 PM on August 26, 2021, Senia Margaret Keaton Erwin went home to be with her Lord, where I imagine she happily greeted Jesus before looking for her family members and friends who had gone on before her. I can just hear her laughter and can only dream of the sights she is seeing right now and that comforts me to no end.

Senia was born on December 7, 1938 in Frankfort, Ohio to the late John D. and Frances Porter Keaton. She spent her childhood on Vincent Hollow near Soldier, Kentucky. She attended Soldier School, where she completed the ninth grade.

She was a member of the Dry Branch Church of God and enjoyed going to church, quilting, cooking, baking pies and enjoyed making Hospice Quilts.

She married Lowell Ray Erwin on June 25, 1955 in New Castle, Indiana . It was there they welcomed their daughter, Debra Dianna and where they lived until 1962. They then moved to Carter County, finally moving back to Dry Branch in 1965 in a tiny trailer they fondly called “Cozy Corner.” It was there that Senia left this earth to travel to Heaven.

On June 24, 1969, they welcomed their son, John Wallace, making their little family complete.

Senia was preceded in death by her father and mother, two brothers, Homer Keaton and Roy Keaton and two sisters, Anna Mae Pennington and Maxine Royse.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Lowell Ray Erwin. One son John Wallace (Levina) Erwin of Olive Hill, Kentucky and one daughter, Debra D. (Randy) Hatfield of Winchester, Kentucky and three grandchildren, Timothy Randell Hatfield, Travis Leonida Erwin and Andrew Lee Erwin. Two brothers Jim Keaton of New Castle, Indiana and Harlan Keaton of Summittville, Indiana. One sister, Mary Bradley of Georgetown, Kentucky.

Senia didn’t just say she loved people, she showed it, and I know that many others are mourning her loss, just as the family is right now. However, if you know the Lord as Senia did, then you can look forward to a great homecoming someday and if you don’t know the Lord, today would be a wonderful day to meet Him, a wish that I am sure Senia would say she carried in her heart if she was still here.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky with Brother Tim Hatfield and Brother Randy Hatfield officiating.

Burial will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery, Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Friends may visit Monday, August 30, 202l at l:30 p.m. until the service hour.

Pallbearers will be Travis Erwin, Tim Hatfield, Mark Walker, Isaac Nichols, Jacob Waddell and Tyler Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Stamper, Lynn Johnson, Isaac Nichols, Danny Waddell and Rick Conn.

Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky will be handling the arrangements.

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