Jan 09,1929---Jun 21,2022

Robert L. Keithley (Bob) passed away peacefully surrounded by family and his minister on June 21st at Lakeview Village, Lenexa. Bob was the only child of Sidney and Edith Keithley born January 9, 1929.  Bob and Phyllis were married seventy-three years ago in Sioux City Iowa. Bob joined the Air National Guard and was assigned to Air Force bases in Bangor, Maine and Cheyenne, Wyoming during the Korean War. They were proud parents of three daughters: Linda Jianas, Nancy Hilton (deceased) and Lesa Mitchell (Nick), five grandchildren Peter (Kim) and Nick (Kelly) Jianas, Cydney (Nick) Balda, Brooks (Searcy) and Collin (Shaina) Morgan, nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Bob enjoyed a long career with the Ford Motor Company starting in 1959 and his family enjoyed new opportunities to live in Des Moines, Chicago, Overland Park and Detroit prior to his retirement in 1989. Bob was a proud member of the Knox Presbyterian Church and a board member of the Lakeview Village Foundation. He devoted his retirement years to woodworking, boating, fishing and trying to pass on mechanical skills to his grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held June 25th, 2pm at Knox Presbyterian Church located at 95th and Knox in Overland Park, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church, Lakeview Village Foundation or KC Hospice.



Condolences

Connie Heathman Jun 23 ,2022

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Dear Phyllis, So sorry for your families loss. I remember Bob as a very kind man. I will been Topeka Saturday attending a birthday party for my great grandson or I would attend the memorial service. Please know that my thoughts and prayers with you and the girls. Connie Heathman

STEVE SHONDELL Jun 23 ,2022

BUSINESS ,KANSAS CITY ,Kansas

I AM SORRY TO HERE OF THE PASSING OF BOB. WHILE AT FORD, HE WAS ONE OUR MAIN CONTACTS, FOR HEATHWOOD OIL CO. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE. ME AND OTHER MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY INTERACTED WITH BOB FOR MANY YEARS. HE ALWAYS TREATED MY COMPANY, FAIRLY, AND RESPECTFULLY.

Darla Peterson Jun 23 ,2022

Longtime friend ,Sioux City ,Iowa

I am so sorry to hear about Bob. I have so many memories of childhood, enjoying the friendship our families shared. I remember Sunday nights in Des Moines were popcorn for dinner nights. We made elaborar paper dolls and furniture with Bob’s plain paper. Ted saved me from drowning on the lake in Chicago. Once Bob drove me back to Sioux City after I had spent time with Nancy. I was shy and layed in the backseat the whole way home. May God bless you all. I would have run down to the service but I have bronchitis. Take care. Love you all.

Lea Giesbrecht Jun 23 ,2022

Dear Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

My deepest condolences to the family ! Bob was a very special person and I’ll miss his smile and laughter . God’s love, and Peace and Comfort be with all of you !

Jan Dahl Jun 23 ,2022

Friend of Phyllis ,Spring Hill ,Kansas

Phyllis I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and peace to you and your family.

Rivera family Jun 24 ,2022

Family-in-law ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Our sincere condolences to your whole family. It was an honor to know Bob. Hope you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Let us know if there is anything we can do… May he Rest In Peace.

Kelly Hoefler Jun 24 ,2022

Ms. Phyliss, I am so sorry to hear about Bob. Praying for you and your family. Bob was so enjoyable to talk to. I am so happy I was able to have met you both.

Event:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Knox Presbyterian Church
Address:
95th & Knox (9595 West 95th St.)
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66212
Date:
Jun 25 ,2022
Time:
2:00 PM
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