Helen Jean Keithly, age 74, of Lamar,
Missouri, passed Monday, July 24, 2017 at KU Medical Center after suffering a
stroke on Saturday.
Jean was born May 5, 1943 in Irwin to
Harvey and Iva (Greer) Mayfield. She
graduated Lamar High School in 1961 and on June 16, 1963 she married Bob
Keithly and together they raised two children.
She had worked at Lilly’s Dept. Store, ASC Farm Bureau Office, and the
Lamar School Cafeteria. In 1985, she
began working as the Deputy Recorder of Deeds for Barton County. In 2003, she was elected to the office of
Barton County Recorder of Deeds and worked until her retirement in 2006,
serving Barton County for 22 years. She was an active member of the Lamar
United Methodist Church and a volunteer at the hospital.
Jean is survived by her husband Bob; one
son, Michael (Vercie) Keithly, Lamar, Missouri; one daughter, Teresa (John)
Butler, Pella, Iowa; grandchildren, Vashti Stevenson and fiancé, Andrew
Longboy, Bradly (Rebecah) Keithly, Carrie Keithly and fiancé, Doug Dixon, Aiden
Keithly, Pherra Keithly, Garret Keithly, Kolton Keithly, Ethan Butler, and
Kaylee Butler; great-grandchildren, True Keithly and Aurora Keithly; two
brothers, Delbert “Deb” (Nadine) Mayfield and Lyn (Marilyn) Mayfield, and one
sister, Janet (Larry) Sechrest. Jean was
preceded by her parents.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Friday,
July 28, 2017 at Daniel Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Turnbough and Rev. Don
Keithly officiating. Burial will follow
in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Missouri.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to
7:00 pm Thursday, at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested to Lamar
United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Daniel
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