Obituary for Betty Keister (Hand) Walsh

Betty Keister (Hand) Walsh, 91, of Dublin, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022. She was born on January 17, 1931, in Fairlawn to the late Robert H. Keister, Sr. and Mattie Lawson Keister. She was their first of five children. Betty was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Clyde “Bud” Walsh; her parents; precious granddaughter, Rae Leigh; and her siblings, Bobbie Wohlford, Phyllis McCauley, Carol Gray, and Robert Keister, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter and loyal daily guardian, Gail Leigh Hand of Dublin; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Alan and Kathy Hand of Easley, S.C.; grandchildren, Charla Neil, Heather Matthews, and Shane Hand; great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Karleigh Jo, Jeremy, Brayden, Kennedy, McKenzie, Easton, and Tilley; great-great-grandchildren, Elizah, and Kennedy; and many other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cozy Home Haven for their loving care.

Per her requests, there will be no services held at this time.

The family requests that donations be made to the New Dublin Presbyterian Church, 5331 New Dublin Church Rd., Dublin, VA, 24084.

Lord, we come to you again and again. We comfort ourselves that what ever we do – You are with us because You told us, “Lo, I am with you always.” As we go about our daily lives, give us the assurance that You are with us always.

The Keister family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.