John M. Keith Sr.
John M. Keith, Sr. BELLEVUE: John M. Keith, Sr., 96, now of Bellevue, died at FIrelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky on Saturday, October 15, 2016. John was born in Bloomville on June 15, 1920 to William Joseph and Alma Isadora (Chiles) Keith. He was a 1938 graduate of Townsend High School. Mr. Keith was a farmer in Townsend and Riley Townships, He retired from the former New Departure in Sandusky in 1982. He was a member of Grace Community Church, Fremont. Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Miller) Clapp Keith, whom he married on November 10, 2001; four children, John M. Keith, Jr. (Christine), Fremont; Jenny L. Zirkler (John), Findlay; Barbara E. Armstrong (Thomas), Florida and Joan I. Kindred (Kit), Aliquippa, Pa. Also surviving are four step children, Jeffrey R. Clapp (Diane), Luckey, Ohio; Laura J. Murphy (Earl), Fremont; Laurence C. Clapp (Cynthia), Clyde and Dorene G. Frost (Allen) Bellevue. Ten grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and 17 step great grandchildren,along with a brother-in-law Rodney Perry (Mary Ann); and sister-in-lawn Eileen Perry, all of Vickery survive as well. John was preceded in death in September 1996 by his first wife and mother of his children, Molly Perry Keith, whom he married on April 24, 1943. A daughter, Belinda Peeler, two grandchildren, Michael Kindred and Heath Armstrong are also deceased. His siblings are also deceased, Dale Keith, Mildred Gorby, Wilma Wynkoop, Donna Keith and Louise Rosebloom. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 9:00 am until the service at 11:00 am at Grace Community Church, Fremont with the Rev. Kevin Pinkerton officiating. Burial will be in Parkhurst Cemetery. Memorials may be made to WLMB TV 40.1 or you local food pantry. Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.auxterfuneralhomes.com
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