Obituary: John Keith


John L. Keith, 85, Noblesville, died Dec. 25 at Riverview TCU in Noblesville. He was born Jan. 13, 1932, to Beulah and Morris Handschin in Moingona, Iowa. He was then adopted by Harry and Judith (Lindahl) Keith.

John proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Grandview Junior College in Des Moines, Iowa, and CW Post College in Long Island, N.Y. John was a civil engineer and drafting artist, working for Pepsi Co. and Cast Iron Pipe Research. He also ran an antique consignment shop. John was a member of Noblesville First United Methodist Church and Noblesville American Legion. He served as past president of Cancer Services of Hamilton County and held memberships in the Noblesville Lions Club, Svea Lodge 253, the NRA and Mended Hearts.

John is survived by his children, Sheryl (Andre H.) Penu, who was the daughter of Beryl Magee, and Karen (Christopher) Le Plastrier and Brian Keith, who were the daughter and son of Jean Keith. He also is survived by grandchildren Keith (Ariel), John, Jesse and Mark Penu, Faith (Samuel) Brewer, Jessica, Gregory (Nicole) Oliver and Kathryn Flor, Haley (Kevin) Hast and Hannah and Hollyn Keith, great-grandchildren Catherine Hast, Charlotte Hast, Amethyst Brewer and Lincoln Oliver (on the way) and brother Norman (Vickie) Handschin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Helen Keith, Jan. 9, 2017, and his brother, Conrad Faber.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior, Project PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.


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