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Lillian I. Keyes, 99, of Sabetha, KS (formerly of Falls City, NE), passed away October 29, 2018 at Sabetha. She was born September 28, 1919 at Sheridan, WY to Fred and Dorathea (Paulsen) Kruse.
She married Lynn A. Keyes on December 26, 1949 at West Henrietta, NY. He passed away March 17, 2008.
Lillian was raised at Story, WY 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 settled 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.
Lillian is survived by her daughter, Deborah Rieger and her husband Roy of Falls City. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son, Dean Allen Keyes, sister Betty Kester and brothers, Fred and Pete Kruse.
Services in Sabetha will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Apostolic Christian Home Chapel.
Services in Falls City will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Bethel United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Yount officiating. Interment will be in Bethel-Zion Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 9,2018 from 7-8:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.