Augusta, GA – Theresia Keith, 74, wife of the late Wendell Allen Keith, entered into rest Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Augusta University Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Keith, daughter of the late Paul Peter Puntus and Theresia Karl Puntus, was born in Germany and was a homemaker.  She was a military wife that supported her husband and raised her family.  She worked in the King Mill in early adulthood and volunteered with other military wives to support active duty soldiers and their families.  She enjoyed gardening, volunteering, and rescuing animals.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ludwig “Luc” Puntus.

She is survived by her daughters, Regina Babe, of Leavenworth, KS, and Monika Keith, of Augusta; her grandchildren, Tanya Adams, Linda Fink, and Michaela Hilzendegen; thirteen great grandchildren; her brothers, Alfred Puntus, and Franz Puntus; and her sisters, Gunda Mattle, and Christine Eberl.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; to Childrens Hospital of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, 30912; or to the Richmond County Sheriff Department Fund, 400 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906. www. chanceandhydrick.com