Kevin Ray Keithley

Born: Thu., Aug. 12, 1965
Died: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018


9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

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Kevin Ray Keithley, 52, of Lexington, Nebraska was born on August 12, 1965, in Auburn, Nebraska to Darrel and Judy (Abegglen) Keithley.  He was raised in Auburn where he had all of his schooling.  Kevin graduated from Auburn High School with the class of 1985.  After graduating, Kevin began to work at a sewing factory in Nebraska City.  It was there that he met Patricia “Trish” Vinson and the couple would later unite in marriage on November 19, 1988 in Humboldt, Nebraska.  The couple began their marriage living outside Humboldt before moving to a farm outside of Auburn.  In 1992, Kevin and Trish moved to Lexington, Nebraska where Kevin worked for sixteen years at Tyson Foods.  Kevin was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and anything that was outside.  He was a skilled carpenter that enjoyed woodworking very much.  Kevin was diagnosed with brain cancer ten years ago and has fought a courageous battle that included two brain surgeries.  Needless to say, Kevin was very strong willed and was a fighter to the very end.  Kevin lost his 10-year battle with cancer on Saturday, January 13, 2018, when he passed away at the Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington, Nebraska having reached the age of 52 years, 5 months, and one day.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law William and Earl Vinson, and a nephew Shawn Anderson.

Kevin is survived by his loving wife Patricia “Trish” Keithley of Lexington, NE; daughter Samantha Schippert of Lexington, NE; grandsons: Damien Peterson of Lexington, NE; Maverick Schippert of Lexington, NE; a brother Rodney Keithley and his wife Kathryn of Auburn, NE; sisters-in-law: Lauretta Anderson and husband Lee of Humboldt, NE; Kathleen Mensing of Springfield, MO; Michelle Vinson of Bolivar, MO; brother-in-law Michael Vinson and wife Virginia of Auburn, NE; son-in-law Mark Schippert of Johnson Lake, NE; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, at The Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, Nebraska with Pastor Corey Miller officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at The Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn.  Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary.

Interment will be at the Nemaha Cemetery in Nemaha, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions will be designated according to the wishes of the family. 

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Russ/Deb Koerner
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
So Sorry for your families loss Prayers for you all in this time of healing

Mary Gimenez
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
My condolences and prayers to the family! I graduated with Kevin and remember how outdoorsy he was then, plus his woodworking, so it does not surprise me he continued those loves.

David and Marcy Keithley and family
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
With deepest sympathy's. RIP Kevin.

Mrs Paul Eleanor Last and Lori, Lana and David
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
I remember the
Vincents going to Southeast Cons with the Last Kids. I am sorry to hear of the death. God bless and keep you all. Ele

Beverly Drew and Nakyah
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
Tiffany we are so sorry for the loss of your uncle. We hope that you and your family will find peace knowing that his battle is over and he is at peace. Our prayers are with you.

Beverly Drew
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Nakyah and Drew Family.

I'm sorry you're going through this difficult time, and I'm praying for peace for you and your family.

Toni (Wolfenbarger) Cardamone
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
Sending my sympathies and prayers for your family. (AHS)

Kathy Armstrong Omelka
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
I am sad for your loss Trish and Rodney and all our family. Kevin loved Trish deeply. It is a wonderful thing to know that there is such love in the world. Kevin lived 10 years with a form of brain cancer that had a 17% chance of survival. I understand that the medical center requested samples of his blood and tissues for study, as he is a medical marvel. His legacy will be to benefit cancer victims and the study of oncology. A priceless gift to the world. It is not without notice that the power of his love for Trish, and his love of God could have been a big part of his longevity. We will miss you Kevin, and we are grateful for your life.

Kati Renville
   Posted Thu January 18, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Mom, Denise, Teresa, Loretta, Ramona, Jason and families.

Jenna Perales
   Posted Fri January 19, 2018
So sorry to hear this. My prayers for your family!

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