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Donald Elmer Keith

July 15, 1932 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 89)

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Donald Elmer Keith, 89, passed away at The Springs of Lima, on April 17, 2022 at 8:50 am. He was born on July 15, 1932, in Lancing, TN to Lonnie and Maddy (Buxton) Keith, both parents preceded him in death.  he was married to Sondra (Flory) Keith, and she preceded him in death.

Don was an Army Veteran, and retired from the City of Lima, Utilities Department, in Sewer Maintenance. He was a member of the William Paul Gallagher Post 96 of the American Legion, he enjoyed bird watching, and loved his family. He was a “Call it as I see it,” kind of man, who was respected by his friends, co-workers and family alike.

Don and Sondra had 3 children; Rebecca Keith of Lima, Jeff (Rebecca) Keith, of Hume, and Cherie (Bob) Mathewson, of Lima. They also had 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his Sister; Mildred Fisher, and a Brother: Paul Keith. He was preceded in death by brothers, William and Kenneth, and a sister, Maxine.

 A Family visitation will be at Hanneman-Siferd Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805 on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 1:30pm, with a graveside service Friday, April 22, 2022, at Bluelick Cemetery, Lima at 2pm. He will then be laid to rest beside Sondra. HANNEMAN-SIFERD FUNREAL HOME is honored to serve the Keith Family.

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Graveside Service
April 22, 2022

2:00 PM

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