Ronald Keithley, 71, of Kearney, Missouri passed away on September 25, 2013 at his home. Ron was born on September 14, 1942 in Axtell, Kansas, the son of Elmer and Barbara Jean (Goebel) Keithley. Following his graduation from Seneca High School, he enlisted in the US Air Force
and honorably served his country during the Vietnam War
from 1963-1967. He was united in marriage to Floy (McKee) on January 19, 1964, and they were blessed with two children, Lisa and Kristin. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Keithley and a daughter, Lisa Baker. Ron leaves behind his wife of nearly 50 years, Floy Keithley of the home; daughter, Kristin Pedley of Kansas City, MO; grandson, Austin Pedley & wife, Haley; granddaughter, Jennifer Thomas; four sisters, one brother and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 27 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home in Kearney. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 28 in the chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to the
. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hidden Valley Funeral Home, 925 East 92 Highway, Kearney, MO 816-903- 8888 Hidden Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services.