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Keith Palmer

December 17, 1931 ~ September 11, 2017 (age 85)

Keith Palmer

Age 85 of Morris and formerly of Friendswood, Texas, passed away Monday evening, September 11, 2017 at Regency Care of Morris.

Born December 17, 1931 in Mason City, Iowa, Keith was a son of Donald and Gwendolyn (nee Crowell) Palmer. He was raised and educated in Mason City  and graduated from Rudd High School with the class of 1949. Keith went onto honorably serve in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After his time in the service, Keith worked for Amoco Chemical Corporation as a Foreman for 33 years and then transitioned into real estate in the Houston area until retirement.  On July 1, 1989, Keith married his best friend, Eugenia "Jean" Paull in Friendswood, Texas. Together they would work as a team in Real Estate where they won numerous awards such as the Golden Rule Award and the Key Man Award. Keith served as secretary of the Women's Counsel of Realtors and participated in numerous fund raising campaigns for breast cancer awareness  and contributed to the Rose Imaging Center, as well as a women's shelter. Keith and Jean also loved traveling across the United States, as well as parts of Canada and Mexico.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; four children and three step-children; four grandchildren and six step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one grand-daughter and three sisters.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington Street (one block east of Illinois Route 47) in Morris. Burial with full military honors will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Keith's memory to a veteran's organization of the donors choosing.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Keith's memorial page by logging onto: www.reevesfuneral.com

Funeral Services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815-942-2500)


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
September 18, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Reeves & Baskerville Homes
408 East Washington Street
Morris, IL 60450

Funeral Service
Monday
September 18, 2017

11:00 AM
Reeves & Baskerville Homes
408 East Washington Street
Morris, IL 60450

Interment
Monday
September 18, 2017

2:30 PM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 West Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421


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