Thursday, November 3, 2005

Conville "Connie" O. Keys, 80, passed away Oct. 29, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Neosho to Wilson and Olive (Renner) Keys. He was a machinist for Vickers in Joplin for about 27 years and also a cattle/poultry farmer on his own farm. He married Eunice N. Woods in Bentonville, Ark., on May 14, 1949. He was a lifelong resident in the area of Rocky Comfort and a member of the Rocky Comfort Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Rickey Lee Keys.

Survivors include: his wife, Eunice; and three daughters, Connie Jean Farren and her husband, Steve, of Joplin, Brenda Brattin and her husband, Rex, of Wheaton, and Judy Porche and her husband, Louis, of Houma, La.; one brother, Jim Keys, of Raytown; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at the Wheaton Funeral Home in Wheaton. burial was at Macedonia Cemetery at Stella with Kenneth Hill officiating.