Twyla Fay (Holcomb) Keuhn went to her heavenly home on September 8, 2020 to thank Jesus and to rejoice. She had fought a brave battle with pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed on February 12,2020. Twyla was born in Tyler, Texas on November 28, 1945 where her father was serving during World War II. Her parents were Charles and Rowena Holcomb. After completion of her father’s military service, they returned to Wellsville, MO. to operate a service station. The family later moved to Mexico, MO, where her father worked for Holcomb Oil Co. for many years. Twyla graduated from Mexico High School in 1963. She then attended Southwest Baptist University where she earned a degree in English and Religion in 1967. While at S.B.U. she met her future husband Raymond (R.W.) Keuhn. They were married on May 28, 1967. She taught middle school at Fairplay, MO for one year while R.W. finished college. They then moved to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, where R.W. was stationed for four years. Twyla taught grade school at Mt. Home A.F.B. They then moved back to R.W.’s home town of Trenton where they owned and operated The Gift Nook for almost 37 years. Upon their retirement in 2009, they enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends, and working in Yellowstone National Park for three summers. She was a wonderful Grandma, spending precious time with her grandkids, who adored her.
Twyla often spoke of how fortunate she was to have been raised in a Christian home where it was easy to accept Jesus as her savior at an early age. She continued to live her Christian faith throughout her life. She served her churches in many ways including teaching, volunteering her time on many committees (she especially enjoyed serving on a pastor search committee and on the building committee that functioned when the new First Baptist Church was built), singing in the choir, and working with the youth.
She really enjoyed photography, and using her photos to make cards which she sent to many people. She also enjoyed sewing projects. One of her favorite projects was doing a detailed and beautiful scrapbook for each grandchild. She was a wonderful cook, known by many for her delicious meals, and passed on her culinary knowledge to her kids and grandchildren. She had served as past president of P.T.O., Antique Study Club, and P.E.O. Since Twyla was an only child she really enjoyed having so many P.E.O. sisters, whom she considered her sisters. She was on the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation board, and served the hospital as a weekly volunteer.
Twyla and R.W. were married 53 years, a wonderful example of a loving Christian couple. She was so proud of their two sons and her grand-kids. David is a family physician in Marshall, MO. and Matt is a paramedic and the administrator of Sullivan County Ambulance District. David is married to Chandra, and they have one son Ethan. Matt is married to Sheena. Matt has two children, Ryan and wife Siera, and Raegan, and three step-children Bri, James, and Jace. Her parents proceeded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church, Trenton. Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery, west of Trenton.
There is no scheduled family visitation. Open visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Slater-Neal Funeral Home, Trenton.
Memorials to either: P.E.O. Star Scholarship Program or the First Baptist Church and they maybe left or mailed to the funeral home. The family requests that those attending to please wear masks and observe social distancing.
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