Joshua Keith

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BELLEFONTAINE — Joshua Glenn Keith, 22, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 31, 2014, at Mary Rutan Hospital after a boating accident on Indian Lake.

Joshua was born in Bellefontaine on April 7, 1992. He was a 2010 graduate of Indian Lake High School where he was active in the band and FFA. Joshua graduated from Wilmington College in 2014 and was president of the Aggies Club and was an instructor for the Costa Rica trip and was head of livestock judging. He was currently employed at TruPointe. Joshua had a big heart and was well-liked by all. He was a member of the Indian Lake Moose and the Logan County Fair Board. An avid sportsman, he was a farmer at heart. Joshua will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Joshua is survived by his mother Mary (Staley) Royer, of Zanesfield; father Greg (Lynda) Keith, of Maplewood; sister Kaylee Jones, of Sidney; brother Spencer Keith of Maplewood; maternal grandparents Gretta Gunckel and Jim and Bonnie Staley, all of Bellefontaine; paternal grandmothers Joy Keith, of Sidney, and Carol Klopfenstein, of Botkins; aunts and uncles, Jamie and Jim Henry, Kim and Ray Davis, Mitch and Dawn Bailey, Ron and Beth Klopfenstein, Tom and Cheri Geis, Rick and Barbara Keith, David and Sherry Keith, Rob and Susan Egbert, Rex and Stephanie Staley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joshua was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Henry Gunckel and paternal grandfathers Paris Keith and David Klopfenstein.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine from 4 to 8 p.m. Pastor Larry Brown will conduct a funeral service on Friday, Sept. 5, 201,4 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Ag Production Program Scholarship Fund for Joshua Glenn Keith at Wilmington College, in care of Advancement Office, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2014