Lillian I. Keyes, 99, of Sabetha (formerly of Falls City, Neb.) died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Sabetha.
She was born on Sept. 28, 1919, at Sheridan, Wyo., to Fred and Dorathea (Paulsen) Kruse. She married Lynn A. Keyes on Dec. 26, 1949, at West Henrietta, N.Y. He died on March 17, 2008.
Lillian was raised at Story, Wyo., and graduated Sheridan High School in 1940. She earned her teaching certificate from Wyoming University. She and Lynn did mission work in the Philippines and traveled extensively as missionaries. The couple settle in Falls City in 1972, and she taught at Southeast Consolidated Elementary School, retiring in 1988. She moved to Sabetha in 2009 and has lived there since. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, as well as the Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Roy) Rieger of Falls City.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Dean Allen Keyes; sister, Better Kester; and brothers, Fred Kruse and Pete Kruse.
Services in Sabetha were held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Apostolic Christian Home Chapel. Services in Falls City will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Bethel United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Yount officiating. Interment will be in Bethel-Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.
The Sabetha Herald 11/7/2018