Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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.
Contributions are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Daniel Funeral Home.