Babe Keith

Funeral service for Raymond “Babe” Harold Keith was November 29, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant United Baptist Church, Goodland, with Elder Adam Asher, Pastor Garry Mathes and Pastor Edward “Butch” Haus. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Mortuary, Viburnum.

Interment was in the Keith Cemetery, Belleview.

Pallbearers were Brian Meier, Riley Meier, Caleb Tiefenauer, Levi Fare, Logan Fare, Ethan Tiefenauer, K.J. Tiefenauer and Timothy Keith.

Mr. Keith was born June 8, 1944 in Redmondville to Thurber Edgar and Sylvia Jean (Wells) Keith. He married Arbadella Mathes September 10, 1961. They were the parents of four children. Mr. Keith died November 26, 2019 in Viburnum at the age of 75 years.

Survivors include his wife, Arbadella (Mathes) Keith, Viburnum; children, Landra Latham and husband, Jeff, Jackson; Pamela Tiefenauer and husband, Joe, Caledonia; Angela Gibbs and husband, Deron, Dillard; Timothy Keith and wife, Peggy, St. Genevieve; sister, Linda Civey, Caledonia; grandchildren, Brian Meier; Tiffany Fare and husband, Mike; Crystal Windle and husband, Kyle; Caleb Tiefenauer and wife, Katie; Jessica Keith; Tawny Asher; Ryan Keith and wife, Anne; Leah Conaway and husband, Jordan; Anna Gibbs; and Clara Gibbs; many great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and brothers, Howard Keith, Cleo "Dick" Keith and Ernest "Jack" Keith.

Mr. Keith was a member of Swords, Bunker Hill; Shriners, Thirty-Two Degree Scottish Rite Mason and 50 year member of the Tyro Lodge #12, Caledonia. He was a long-time member of Mt. Pleasant United Baptist Church and served as a Deacon.