Meghan E. Keeney, 17, WHS field hockey player, Moravian Manor worker, brought sunshine wherever she went

By on October 31, 2018

Meghan Elizabeth Keeney, 17, beloved daughter of Robert C. Jr. and Wendi Nester Keeney of Lititz, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital with her family by her side.

Meghan was a junior at Warwick High School, and was a member of the field hockey and girls lacrosse teams. She played soccer from U6 to U14 for Lititz Youth soccer club. She was a member of the Warwick Honors Art Society, and PALS, a group that provided fun activities for the life skills students in the high school. She also helped coach for the Warwick Youth Field Hockey program. She worked part time at Moravian Manor and enjoyed making new friends with the residents.

Meghan’s interests included saltwater fishing; going to the beach at Ocean City, Md., and the Outer Banks; traveling to the family cabins in Philipsburg and Tunkhannock; and rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. Meghan had a passion for music and was always dancing and singing. She had a smile and spark that would light up a room when she walked in and she always brought sunshine wherever she went. Meghan was deeply loved by her family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her parents, her two sisters: Allison Paige Keeney and Olivia Grace Keeney, both at home; maternal grandmother: Elsa Dietrick Nester of Lititz; paternal grandparents: Robert Sr. and Gale Klinedinst Keeney, of Lititz; and paternal great-grandmother: Emma Keeney of York. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Meghan’s service of remembrance and thanksgiving at the Lancaster Evangelical Free Church (LEFC), 419 Pierson Road, Lititz, on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Friday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.; with additional visitation on Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Witness Park Cemetery, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Meghan’s memory to: Keystone Human Services, Intellectual Disabilities at, click Give Now, to fund KSS-Intellectual Disabilities; or mail to Keystone Human Services, Intellectual Disabilities, 124 Pine St. Harrisburg, PA 17101. To specify Lancaster assistance, email

Memories and condolences may be shared at Buch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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  1. Marlene Z

    October 31, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you as you grieve the loss of this precious life. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. Please know that everyone of us in your community is praying for you and your family and we know that this is just a small piece of support that you need to get through this…
    May God comfort you all and keep your seeet daughter in the glorious Heavens watching over you until you are together again ❤️

  2. Carol

    November 2, 2018 at 6:04 am

    My heart goes out to all of you.

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