Clara May Keer, 62

Clara May (Leister) Keer, 62, wife of Timothy John Keer, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Beaufort, SC, she was the daughter of James Kenneth Leister and Bettyann (Hertzog) Leister.

Clara was a fantastic cook and baker. Some of her specialties in the kitchen were her amazing cheesecakes, chili, and salsa! She loved the beach, and laying out to tan. She also loved spending hours watching for hummingbirds. Clara enjoyed blasting her music on Sundays while cleaning the house. She will be remembered as an incredibly loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her kids and grandchildren were her whole world. Surviving along with her husband Tim, is her son TJ Keer, husband of Courtney Keer; daughter Nicole Keer, partner of Jonathan Lake; brother Joseph Leister; sister SueEllen Calhoun; grandchildren Eva, Everett, Madisyn, Alyvia, and T. She is predeceased by her brother James Leister; brother Butch Leister; sister Sarah Vogel; sister Lois Galasso; and cousin Billie (Tootsie) Feliciano.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525) with Pastor Daniel Leister officiating. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 9:00-11:00AM at the funeral home. Followed by a luncheon at 12pm-3pm at the Keystone Fire House (240 N Walnut St., Boyertown PA 19512)

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The National MS Society ( in Clara’s name.

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Mashed potatoes; one of the many things I'll remember about my beautiful sister-in-law. Clara made the most amazing mashed potatoes and brought massive quantities to every Keer family gathering! On a more serious note, Clara was a bubbly bright light for many years; outgoing, friendly and loving. She always made you feel welcome. Her children and grandchildren were her world. Tim, TJ and Nicole, may memories of the good times and days comfort you. RIP, Clara.

~ Karen Shegda Cinnaminson, NJ
6/27/2024 7:02:12 AM

Ill never forget someone like Mrs Keer. I spent night after night in her home having sleepovers with Nicole and living out high school years. Truth is, the Lord set out for me to have multiple parental figures in my life. Nicoles parents were some of the most funny and loving people to have influence over me. They helped take care of me. Rest in peace and tell Jesus I said hi!

~ Ashley Rittenhouse
6/23/2024 9:51:27 PM

Clara May I will always miss you, but am glad you are at peace now and out of pain! I Lovwe You!

~ MaryAnn
6/20/2024 7:14:56 PM