Obituary – Donald Melvin Keesler


Donald Melvin Keesler

June 17, 1925 – June 30, 2014
Age: 89
Residence: Bolivar, MO
Formerly of: Kansas City, MO Donald Melvin Keesler, age 89, of Bolivar, MO, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, in his home.  He was born June 17, 1925, in Kansas City, MO, to James and Nellie (Brown) Keesler.  He is a United States Navy WWII veteran. He was united in marriage September 19, 1948, to D. June Hall.  He was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church.  He pastored numerous churches in the area, was an electrician for SBU, and was Director of Missions for Dallas County Association of Southern Baptist.  He was a loving husband, wonderful dad and grandpa.  He loved woodworking, gardening, and most of all preaching the gospel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years D. June Keesler; and his sister Ilene Hull.

He is survived by his daughter Donita Slater and husband LeRoy of Bolivar, MO; his son Kim Keesler and wife Anna of Jefferson City, MO; three grandchidren: Anna Marie Munson (Aaron) of Ellisville, MO, Lavonda Murray (Jeremy), and Kimberly Underwood (John) all of Jefferson City, MO; 12 great grandchildren: Nikki, Alexis, Julia, Jacob, Tyler, Samantha, Caleb, Royce, Madeline, Karson, Matthew, and Jordan; one great-great grandson Christian; as well as other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Maranatha Baptist Church: 835 W. Broadway Bolivar, MO, with Pastor Jim Robbins officiating.  Burial will be held in Rifle, CO, at a later date with full military honors.  Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.
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Address:
316 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (417) 326-5211
Service InformationLocation: Maranstha Baptist Church
Date/Time: July 5 2:00 PM
Presiding Official: Pastor Jim Robbins
Address:
835 W. Broadway
Bolivar, MO