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Claudia Nanette Keys Callahan


Mrs. Claudia Nanette Keys Callahan, age 69, Chuckey, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at her home.
Mrs. Callahan was born in Limestone, TN and the daughter of the late Earl & Bertha Keys. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Callahan, two brothers, Dana Earl Keys and Kim Gray Keys and a sister, April Keys Kingrey.
She was a member of Erwin First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Mrs. Callahan was a member of the banking industry for over 50 years. Nanette was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Jonesborough. She had a love for animals especially horses. She loved to hike, antiques, festivals, her flowers and her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Heath & Becca Haney, Fall Branch, Cecil David, Jr. & Kristi Callahan and Stephen Earl & Jessica Callahan, all of Jonesborough; grandsons, Dawson & Kaleb Callahan; two sisters, Stephanie Moore and Rachel Kraus; two brothers, Chris Keys and Jamie Keys; special friend, Michael Stanley, Jonesborough.
A special thank you to Amedisys Hospice Care of Elizabethton for the outstanding care, love and compassion they have shown.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Monday, December 28, 2020 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Bird. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday prior to the service. Please follow CDC guidelines, wear masks and social distancing.
Interment services will be conducted 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Washington County Humane Society 2101 W. Walnut Street Johnson City, TN 37601.

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Karen Lim
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am a cousin on the Keys side of the family and just came across this obituary while researching Nanette’s dad, Earl. Nanette was beautifulâ€"she was a second cousin of my mother’s. I wish I could have known her. To the family I send my sincere and deepest sympathy along with love and prayers.
The Procter Family
We are saddened to hear about Nanette's passing, it came as a shock to us. We want to extend our condolences to the family; unfortunately we didn't have Heath's number to call him directly. Please reach out to us if you need anything. She will be missed. -The Procters on Hwy 107
Vickie & David Sell
So sorry for the loss of your mother. May precious memories and prayers by many comfort you during this difficult time. Sending our love and prayers.
Judy Robinson
I was truly blessed to have worked with Nanette in the mortgage business. She was not only a working associate, but a friend as well. I’m so sorry to learn of her passing and my thoughts and prayers are with her family for this tremendous loss.
Joseph and Christy Kapileo
Our deepest condolences for your family. We met Nannette in the same way I'm sure many people met her through the bank. My wife and I were first time homeowners and thanks to Nannette's advice and commitment we were able to purchase our first home. Whether she realized it or not she instilled in us knowledge of the things that they don't teach in school. I will never forget we were talking on the phone one day and she said,"you're gonna have to decide if you want to eat out or pay your house payment." I will always remember that and pass that very good advice down to my kids. I pray that God grants you peace of mind and peace of heart.
Melody Forbes
Nanette was a very loved member of our church family. She was a very special lady and she will be missed very much. I knew she is in Heaven rejoicing and is no longer in pain, may knowing that being you peace and comfort.
Louise Shelton & Family
Our hearts are heavy hearing the news of Nanette. I hope you all can find comfort from our Lord and savior, knowing she is pain free and she is walking the streets of gold with her heavenly father. Nanette will be missed so very much, just know we hold you all in our hearts and prayers.
Debbie & Gene Davenport
Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to the family of our dear precious friend. I have known Nanette several years through banking and she had always been so helpful to us when we were buying new homes.. through this she became a very dear precious friend. She loved and stood by her family no matter what. Her husband David worked with my brother David at CSX and was still alive to show his respects when my brother was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed 2014. Spent much time on Facebook with Nannette after she was diagnosed with her illness only to pray that she could overcome her illness. Our hearts are so saddened to hear of her passing, but we can rejoice in knowing that we will be with her once more. Heaven certainly gained an angel because that’s what she was. We loved and appreciated her dearly. To her family our prayers and thoughts are with you and praying that God that God will give you the peace that passes all understanding.
Lisa Heath
She will be missed by many. Prayers for Nanettes family.
Cherie Treadway Matthews
Heath, David and Stephen, I have never had the opportunity to meet you, but your Parents and I went through grade school and high school together. They were both such wonderful people! I smile as I remember Your dad's mischievous grin as he put paper wads in my hair in the 6th grade. Your mother was a Kind, Gentle woman. A couple of years ago, we saw each other. She spoke so lovingly with pride when I asked about your family! She will be missed by many! My heartfelt prayers are with your family.
Patsy Stanton
To Heath, David & Stephen. I loved Nanette so much. She was a very special lady and will be missed tremendously. We worked together for several years and had a special bond. I know she loved her family dearly. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Jan Knudson, Philip Knudson and Barbara Keyes
Nanette was a bright shining light. She was so full of energy. Her smile was contagious. She was my beautiful cousin. We loved her. She was too young, but because of her great faith, we know she is in the arms of Jesus. She will be missed.
Robyn Reese
Dear Stephen, Heath and David, My sincere condolences to you. Nanette was an extraordinary woman, wife, mother and friend. She was an amazing spirit, warrior, visionary and pioneer. You three will always hold the biggest piece of heart and soul. May God wrap his arms around her and provide you with comfort and love.
Randall Salts
Mike We was sorry to read about Nanette. Your all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Randall, Deadra & Katelyn Salts
Robyn Reese
Dear Stephen, Heath and David, My sincere condolences to you. Nanette was an extraordinary woman, wife, mother and friend. She was an amazing spirit, warrior, visionary and pioneer. You three will always hold the biggest piece of heart and soul. May God wrap his arms around her and provide you with comfort and love. Love, Robyn Reese
Phyllis Sharpe Buchanan
Nanette is my first cousin; we shared a birthday, March 6th. Nanette was one of the most genuine loving people I have ever known. She always found the best in people, was an encourager and always left you smiling. Our prayers go out to her sons and families, her brothers and sisters and her special friends. She is rejoicing in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jackie Mills
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was beautiful and so young! I met Stephen and Jessica on a cruise in 2012 and have followed Stephen on Facebook since then. Sending you my sincere condolences.
Kermit,Patsy,Tim Person
We all loved her very much,we went to Church with her,She was a Godly woman,She will be missed,but Jesus has her in his arms,we all will see her again,Praise God for Nanette