Zoe Keck

Zoe Keck

The Keck family sadly announces the passing of Zoe Francis Schurz Keck, 70, of Boyertown on March 15, 2023.  A beloved wife, mother, teacher, sister, and friend, Zoe passed peacefully in her sleep having lived and struggled for many years with Parkinson’s disease.

Zoe was born July 31, 1952, in Easton, PA, and attended Easton Area High School.  There, she met her husband of 52 years, Lindsey.  Zoe and Lindsey married when they were 18 and attended Middlebury College together.  Upon graduation, they moved back to the Easton area.  After several years in the Easton area, they later pursued their dreams of small family farm life in Boyertown, where they raised their six children.

With nature and animals, Zoe was always home.  In Boyertown, Zoe’s greatest joy was in the daily tending of the animals and children, often more than her own when dinner time came around.  Her generous heart cared for all around her, and was further baked into the bread she loved making and the gardens she cultivated.

In 2003, Zoe took on another love, teaching.  After completing her teaching degree, Zoe taught German and history at Boyertown High School for 11 years from 2003 to 2014.  She enjoyed student trips to Germany for immersive language study.   She also loved teaching water aerobics; she was a familiar face for many years at the Boyertown YMCA.  Her cheerful, energetic smile and positive outlook on life lifted the spirits of many.

Zoe is survived by her husband, Lindsey Keck, her children Kate Norton, Maggie Diamond-Stanic, Ben Keck, Andy Keck, Molly Schad, and Johanna Keck, and seven grandchildren.  She is also survived by her siblings Sarah Henrich, Daniel Schurz, and Victoria Randlett.

A memorial celebrating Zoe’s life will be held on April 29th, 2023 at 1:00 pm with light refreshments and fellowship to follow, venues to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, please, in Zoe’s honor, hug your kids, go outside and enjoy the sunshine, be kind, and extend someone extra grace today.


9 Condolences
  1. Sorry to learn of Zoe’s passing. Her long-endured suffering is now over. A beloved angel has now entered Heaven and will begin spreading her own special love there. Rest in peace, sweet Zoe. I was lucky enough to teach with her at Boyertown.
    Kathleen Wynands🙏❤️

  2. We still treasure the visit we had with Zoe and Lindsey when we were able to visit your home. What a beautiful place you have and how wonderful it must have been to share those good times with your family and friends through the years. We are so blessed to have Molly as our daughter-in-law and we know the love we all share for those amazing grandchildren. What a beautiful legacy Zoe has left. Sending our love and prayers from Texas.

    E. J. and Elaine Schad
    Valley View, Texas

  3. Keck Family
    Sorry to learn of Zoe passing.
    I will always remember her beautiful smile and kindness to everyone.
    Lucy and Earl

  4. The depth of sadness I feel for the Keck Family is immense. I have fond memories of the entire family. My heart breaks for them all.
    Prayers for God to heal your hearts and hold you close during your time of grief. Much love to everyone.❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️

  5. To all the Keck family, my sympathies to you for such a monumental loss. I confess I lost track of your Mom when I left Boyertown, but she was one of my favorite people during the final stretch of my time at Boyertown. You may remember that she was my long-term sub for about 2 months in 2000. We met every day that she taught my classes, on HER orders and at her insistence. She did not want to shortchange the students, and stood as the most conscientious person I think I have ever met.

    I also remember fondly my interactions with the Keck children. I did not know all of you equally well, but I really did enjoy my time with the Keck children, either in the classroom or, in Ben’s case, on the football field.

    Please lean on each other, and keep an eye out for Dad. People like your mom are rare, and learning to live without her will be quite a challenge.

    God Bless you all. I will ask for healing and comfort for you in my prayers.

  6. My o condolences to Lindsey and the rest of the family. I met Zoe at Boyertown HS. We were immediately because we were both Quakers b I knew Lindsey’s parents from Exeter Meeting and know they lived with theKeck extended family for many years. She was a classy lady ndI know he will be sorely missed

  7. Our deepest sympathies to all of Zoe’s family. She was an inspiration to us all. I remember the day she called me to tell me she was pregnant…with Johanna. I laughed because I knew that she was so good at being a mother. It was a joy! Joe and I have so many fond memories of Zoe and the entire family. It saddens us that she has departed. Our love to all!

  8. My prayers go out to your whole family and the wondeful blessings your family had for to short a time May God Bless you all. Grace Sandagato Gainesville Texas

  9. My prayers go out to this family I glad you had such wonderful times with the short time you had with her she BLESSED many . God Bless You.

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