Ethel Lee Keith, affectionately known as “Bones”, was born to the union of Willie Huntley and Katherine Phillips on March 16, 1939 in Anguilla, Mississippi.
Ethel was a young girl when she confessed her hope in Christ. She, along with her mother, came to St. Louis in search of a better life. Ethel attended Sumner High School and graduated with full honors. She furthered her education at O’Fallon Technical College and became licensed to practice Nursing in the state of Missouri on August 4, 1969. This amazing woman then pursued a career in Nursing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Incarnate Word Academy and various other hospitals throughout the St. Louis area before retiring from the State Hospital on June 3, 2003.
Ethel met the man of her dreams, McKinley Keith, and they married on September 27, 1955. From this union came forth three sons and two daughters.
Ethel enjoyed traveling to New York on weekends with friends. Her other pastimes included going to the Casino Queen with her friend Betty Goodwin.
Ethel was diagnosed with Dementia years ago and her health soon began to fail. She departed this life on November 18, 2020.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister-in-law, granddaughter (Zenny Denny), and two beloved pets Teacups and Billy.
She leaves to cherish her memory: three sons, Phillip J. Keith (Vanessa), Brian G. Keith (Lavonda) and Randall A. Keith; two daughters, Kristin Keith and Cynthia M. Harris (C.L. Sr.); a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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