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Obituary - Homer A. Keith

Homer A. Keith

Date of Passing: January 6th, 2009

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Homer A. Keith, 81, of Mason Rd., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born August 31, 1927, in North Brookfield, the son of the late George W. and Bertha Pope Keith and was educated at the Cole Hill Schoolhouse and Waterville Central School. On February 24, 1946, in Madison, he married his beloved Belle Maine. Mr. Keith was a life long dairy farmer. For over 40 years he was a board member for the Sauquoit Valley Insurance Company. Affectionately known as the team of "Homer and Belle", he worked side by side with his wife. His life revolved around his family and his farm. He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Belle; six children and their spouses, Patricia and David Marcellus of Cookeville, TN, Dennis and Lynn Keith of Waterville, Tari and Randy Cattelane of Syracuse, George F. and Laurie Keith of Waterville, Connie and Bill King of Old Forge and Mark and Linda Keith of Waterville; a special son and daughter-in-law, Kim and Melinda McIntyre of Waterville; 21 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Fred and George Keith; and four sisters, Alice Martin, Alma Crumb, Cordelia Wratten and Florence Slate. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 pm at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, with Hospice Chaplain Brian Palmer officiating. Calling hours are Saturday from 1-3, prior to the service. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. for all their wonderful care and compassion.


Belle & Family,, My thought's and prayers are with you all. Kathy Tardy
Kathy Tardy

In reading Grandma Neva Head's diary, I learned that Homer and Jr. loved to go sliding. This was in 1935. The West Side families continue. Wishing you all peace at this time. Sincerely from the Carlton Head family, Carlene
Carlene Head Marshall

On behalf of the family of the late Earl and Viola Rankins I would like to extend my sympathy to your family. George and I would stop in to see Belle and Homer from time to time. They always had such a good visit. George passed away Feb. 2007 and now Warren, in California, is the only one of the 5 Rankins boys left. They used to laugh about filling up the school bus with the Rankins, Keiths, Heads and Maines. I will always remember their lovely home and hospitality.
Shirley Rankins(George)

i am so sorry to hear about homer keith i would very miss him from the ditch family

Pat,Dennis, George, Tari, Connie, & Mark,and Belle Our heart weeps for you and your families. Your dad/husband was a great guy, I'll never forget how he thought I could ride a pony so he slapped Patty's shetland pony on the rump with me on its back and off I went. The look on his face when he discovered I knew nothing about riding a pony. Bill of course remembers haying with your Homer. Hardest day work he ever put in. All the wonderful memories will replace most of the pain over time. Believe me both Bill and I know about losing your dad. Love Sandy and Bill Corey
Bill & Sandy Corey

To all of the Keith Family. So sorry to hear of uncle Homer passing,but know he's in a better place. Our prayers are with you all Love Judy&Rog
Judy and Roger Friend