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Obituary: John Riley Keeling

Obituary: John Riley Keeling

February 1st, 2019 in Obituaries

John Riley Keeling, 90, of New Bloomfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Fulton Manor. He was born in Guthrie, Missouri on March 5, 1928, the son of the late Pearl Keeling and the late Nona (Epperson) Keeling. John graduated from New Bloomfield High School in 1947. He worked at John Latchford's Service Station prior to accepting a position with MODOT where he remained until his retirement in 1990. John also farmed in the Guthrie area; it was work he truly enjoyed. He also enjoyed hunting and mushroom hunting. He is survived by brother, Jim Keeling (Joan) of New Bloomfield and their children, Deborah Keeling, Teresa Chambers, and David Keeling (Darlene); and several great- nieces and great-great-niece and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, and infant sister, Cora Bell Keeling. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compassus, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.