Friday, October 16, 2020

Darleene A. Keesler, 78

Belmont, NY - Darleene A. Keesler, 78, of Rt. 19 North, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2020. She was born on June 6, 1942 in Cuba to the late Paul and Vivian (Whittaker) Spencer. On November 27, 1963 in Black Creek, NY she married Ralph Keesler, who survives. 

She graduated in 1960 from Cuba Central, however, she was a long time resident of the Belmont area. After she and Ralph were married, she was a dedicated farmer's wife, and devoted mother. Once her children had all grown, she worked for Tracie’s in Wellsville, and later for Nicholson's Pharmacy in Belmont. She was a very active member of the United Methodist church in Belmont, so much so that she was even on the board of trustees. Darleene loved being around the farm, mowing the lawn, and tending to her flower garden. Most of all, she loved her family, being a caregiver, and making everyone happy. Her family, and her church, were her life. 

She is survived, in addition to her husband Ralph, by: a son, Darin Keesler of New York City; two daughters, Kelly (Todd) Bruhnsen of Webster, and Marcie (Jeff) Goater of Sudbury, MA; five grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Emma, Henry, and Jack; a sister, Judy (Neil) Sundal of Franklinville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Darleene was predeceased by her brother Robert Spencer. 

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 to J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont, 17 Schuyler Street, for calling hours from 11:00 am until 12 noon, with a memorial service to follow with Rev. John Francisco presiding. Memorial donations may be considered for the Amity Rescue Squad, and the Alzheimer's Association of WNY. To leave online condolences please visit To virtually attend, the service will be live streamed to the J.W. Embser Sons Facebook page at the above time listed. 

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