April 16, 2014 - December 9, 2020


Arya Raelynn Keating, age 6, of Blanchester, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in West Union.   Arya was born April 16, 2014 in Cincinnati.  She was preceded by one cousin, Elizabeth Ober and great grandmother, Florence Marple.

Arya is survived by her parents Ashley and Joey Mendoza of Blanchester; father, Taz Keating and fiancé Deanna Watson of Felicity; one sister, Kyra Randolph of Blanchester; one brother, Kei Keating of Mt. Carmel; grandparents: Dave Randolph of West Union and Vicki Randolph of Mt. Orab, Missy Quick of Blanchester; four uncles and four aunts: Brittany and Corey Ober of Peebles, Jacob Randolph of Mt. Orab, Alexis Stiles of South Webster, Rachel and Anthony Mays of Sardinia, Dustin Pridemore of Newtonsville, Alyssa Shelton of Newtonsville; six great grandparents: Janet Fields and John Garten of West Union, Dave Marple of Norwood, Joan Brinkman of Blanchester, Bertha Kinnison of Sardinia and Roger Kimberly of Sardinia; three great aunts and four great uncles: Stephanie and Michael Tomlin of Peebles, Cherry and Roger Mullins of Mt. Orab, David Marple of Blue Ash, Danny Marple of Blue Ash and Dina Bradley of Cincinnati; 13 special cousins: Anakin, Adalynn, Clayton, Mya, Annabelle, Riley, Lindsey, Emma, Aiden, Bella, Brett, Kyle and Emily along with many other cousins and friends.

Arya was a bubbly six-year-old; she loved her family, friends and cats.  As a little ray of sunshine, she lit up everyone’s world, her positive and happy attitude has made an impact on everyone she met.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:                                                                          Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, P.O. Box 5, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public visitation is 2 – 4 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 4 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693. Pastor Paul Crisp will officiate.

The public committal will be at 2 PM Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Locust Grove Cemetery, State Route 41, Peebles, Ohio 45662

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union is serving the family


Regina Ober Mefford - Dec 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family little angel
Sonya Meyer - Dec 24, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. Many prayers to your family.