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Shantay Keech

Obituary of Shantay Cassie Keech

Shantay Cassie Keech

Portville, NY      Shantay Cassie Keech, 21, of 371 Portville-Eldred Rd., passed away Friday (March 29, 2019) at her home.

Born September 22, 1997 in Wellsville she was a daughter of Teresa Lynn Larkin-Marshall and George Servester Keech, Jr.  She was the fiancé and soul mate of James Baker of Eldred, PA and together they shared the joy of the birth of their two-year old daughter Sadie Jean.

Shantay was raised in Portville and went to Portville Central School where she always loved hanging out with friends, listening to her favorite music, and enjoying the attention of her dog Mary Jane.

Surviving in addition to her daughter Sadie and her fiancé James are her mother Teresa (Vernon) Marshall of Olean; her father George Keech, Jr. of East Otto; a sister Karie Ann (Tevin Bracey) Keech of Rochester; a brother George Servester Keech, III of Salamanca; a sister Shailynn Larkin of Olean; a sister Layloni Larkin of Olean; a brother Lavelle Marshall of Olean; a step-sister Onnalee Kelly of Olean; her maternal grandfather Jack Larkin of Portville; her maternal step-grandmother Elizabeth Baker of Portville; her paternal grandmother Deborah Keech of Portville; her paternal grandfather George Keech of Florida; aunts and uncles David Larkin of Salamanca, Dora Larkin and Niki Nipper, both of Erie, PA; Charles Keech of Florida and Nick Keech and Cody Keech, both of Allegany and 5 nieces and nephews Tevante, Queen, Zeresa, Zariah and Tevin, Jr.

She was predeceased by a sister Jennifer Larkin on September 7, 2002; her maternal grandmother Cassie Nipper in 2017 and her maternal great-grandmother Mabel Larkin.

Friends will be received on Monday from 4-7pm and Tuesday from 10-1 and 4-6pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday (April 3, 2019) at 10am in the funeral home.  Rev. Doug Travis of Harvest Field Ministries, will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

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