Kenneth M. Keith

  • Born: March 9, 1929
  • Died: January 7, 2018
  • Location: Aurora, Indiana

Markland Funeral Home

327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040
Tel. (812) 438-3111

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth M. Keith, 88, of Aurora, IN, passed away at 6:04 PM, Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, IN. Kenneth was born in Ohio County, IN on March 9, 1929, a son of the late Hazel (Miller) and Ray Keith. He attended Rising Sun High School and graduated from there in 1947 as class valedictorian. Kenneth went on to Ball Sate University, but returned home to help take care of his family and their farm after the death of his father. He farmed in both Ohio and Dearborn Counties. Kenneth was later employed for several years as an Engineer's Assistant for the Indiana State Highway Department (Seymour District), retiring in 1995. He also proudly served his country in the US Army. Kenneth married Mary (Brady) Keith on June 20th, 1964 at the Hartford United Methodist Church. Kenneth and Mary were married over 53 years until his passing. Kenneth's past time was spent gardening, landscaping and planting trees. He took great pride in the flowers and roses he grew and won ribbons for them at the Aurora Farmers Fair.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary Keith, of Aurora, IN; by three daughters, Cindy Thayer (Rodney), of Aurora, IN, Lisa Moorhead (Rob), of Aurora, IN and Kristy Macke(Kevin), of Batesville, IN; by grandchildren, Kendra Thayer, Ryan Thayer, Brad Moorhead, Trent Moorhead, Kelsey Macke, Kollin Macke and Karson Macke. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and by brothers Miller and Bob Keith.

Funeral services will be at 11 AM, Thursday, January 11th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Debby Allen officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-8 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation, Aurora Life Squad or Dillsboro Life Squad. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry for your lost ,I am praying for you and your family.

Posted by Maria Montes - Moores Hill, IN - Coworker   January 11, 2018

Prayers for the family.

Posted by Samuel Melson - Middletown, OH - Family   January 10, 2018

You are in our family's thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Robyn and Jeff Greiwe - Versailles, IN   January 09, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Valerie Webb - Coworker   January 09, 2018


A wonderful uncle. He taught me how to drive a tractor and skip a rock in the river. He would treat me to a pop and candy at the little Hartford store every chance he got. I learned a lot about tulips(my favorite flower)and trees and how to tell time by looking at the position of the sun. I will miss him.......

Posted by Linda Keith-Dever - Fredericksburg, IN - Family   January 09, 2018