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Marie Keith

December 8, 1929 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 87)

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April 19, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hunter Funeral Home
208 North State Street
Mendon, IL 62351

Funeral Service
April 20, 2017

10:00 AM
Congregational Church of Mendon
Mendon, Illinois
Mendon, IL 62351

Marie Keith, 87, of Mendon passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in North Adams Home in Mendon.


Marie was born on December 8, 1929 in Loraine to the late Reece and Beulah (Van Blair) Hester. She married LaVerne “Lefty” Keith on July 25, 1948 in Loraine. 

Marie worked as a cook at Mendon Elementary and Unity High schools. She also worked in the Village of Mendon office for many years. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Mendon and Order of the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, reading and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Marie is survived by two daughters, Beth (Alan) Cornwell of Mendon, LuAnn (Steve) Beckman of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Jason (Jessica) Cornwell, Jaime (Dan) Clark, Jenna (Dan) VaLeu, Jake Cornwell, Megan (Jay) Blair, Mackenzie Royalty, Keith Royalty; nine great-grandchildren, Emma and Aubrey Cornwell, Brody and Bailey VaLeu, Xander and Leo Clark, Rhett, Addison and Quinn Blair.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Charles Hester and a sister, Marilyn Rollins. 


Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 20 in the Congregational Church of Mendon with Larry Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Mendon Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 19 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Four Star Library in Mendon. You are invited to share memories of Marie and leave condolences at  

Charitable donations may be made to:

Four Star Library
123 East South Street, PO Box 215, Mendon IL 62351

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