Marie Crisp McKee, 87, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Murphy, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at her daughter’s residence. She was born in Akron, but had spent her childhood in Murphy before returning to Akron. She was married in Akron to Edward Eugene McKee Sr. and lived throughout the country as a military wife, including California, which held her fondest memories. Marie enjoyed spending time with her family, but especially her grandchildren. She was a lifetime member of Akron Baptist Temple. Marie had served in the church throughout her life. She was very proud of her Western North Carolina heritage, which dates back hundreds of years through the Crisp family.
She was the daughter of the late Ephraim and Sadie Woods Crisp. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Diana Gail; and a brother, Almond James Crisp.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley McKee Beaty and husband, Paul of Suwanee, Georgia; four sons, Edward Eugene McKee Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, Kenneth Wayne McKee and husband, Frank Twitty III of Atlanta, Georgia, David Alan McKee of Akron, Ohio, and Michael Paul McKee of Mountain Grove, Missouri; a brother, Orville Billy Crisp and wife, Marie of Murphy; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with President Ronald T. Moore presiding. The interment was in Peachtree Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Edward, Kenneth, and Russ McKee, Paul Beaty, Frank Twitty, and Troy Guerrero.
The family received friends from 10-10:45 Saturday morning at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.