PERKINS, W. Keith “Ma”

PERKINS, W. Keith “Ma,” 72, of Alledonia died Saturday in the Barnesville Health Care Center.

He was born March 20, 1940, near Alledonia, Ohio, a son of the late Kenneth and Ruth Day Perkins.

Keith was an employee of the former Ohio Ferro Alloys plant near Powhatan Point and a retired bus driver for the Switzerland of Ohio School District; he was a member of the Armstrong Mills United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mark Erchak.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Linda Blakley Perkins; three daughters, Annette Erchak of Jerusalem, Shelly (John) Russ of Amanda, and Melodie (Bob) Hall of Barnesville; seven grand children, Nick (Teri), Antony, Alex, and Darien Erchak, Joshua and Sara Russ, and Benjamin Hall; two brothers, Merle Perkins of Canal Fulton and Marvin (Alice) Perkins of Beallsville; a sister, Wilma Paknik of Shadyside; his faithful companion, Elda; several nieces and nephews also many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery.

To help with medical expenses, memorial contributions may be sent to Keith’s family, c/o Harper Funeral Home, PO Box 250, Beallsville, OH 43716.

Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net