Russell Dean Keith
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Russell Dean Keith
  • March 22, 1934 - January 18, 2018
  • Missouri

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Russell Dean Keith, 83, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at Family Worship Center, 4925 E Bonne Femme Church Rd, Columbia, MO with funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Tom Leuther. Burial will be in Moniteau Advent Cemetery near Jamestown, MO with full military honors.

Russell was born on March 22, 1934 the son of Posey W. and Tesse (Smith) Keith who preceded him in death. He was married on November 27, 1960 at United Church of Christ in California, MO to Glenda Kunze who survives of the home. He was a veteran of U.S. Air Force Intelligence serving during the Korean War. He retired in 1990 from MODoT as the Director of Employee Relations.

Other survivors include: one sister, Christine Hurt (Royal) of Granite City, IL; two nephews, Mark Stanton Keith (Kristi) and Steven Hurt (Denice); five nieces, Shelley Carson (Bob), Sherry Monroe (John), Jennifer Hintz (Eric), Pam Sanders and Patricia Keith and two sister-in-laws, Beverly Keith and Sue Keith. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Keith and Harold Keith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Worship Center, 4925 E Bonne Femme Church Rd,
Columbia, MO 65201.