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Mary "Joan" (Howard) Keith

August 7, 1933 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

Mary “Joan” Keith, 87, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Sunday, November, 1, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born in Patterson, MO, August 7, 1933, to parents William L. and Ola B (Dickerson) Howard.  

Joan was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She married Donald E. Keith, December 29, 1956, and they were blessed with two wonderful daughters. She worked as bookkeeper for Ross Ford Sales in Piedmont for forty years. She was of the Baptist faith, a longtime member of First Baptist Church and also attended Harvest Baptist Church. Joan enjoyed working outside in her yard and flowers. Her biggest accomplishment was her family. She was most proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of sixty years; her brother: James William (Bill) Howard; and her sister Geraldine Holliday. 

Joan is survived by her children: Donna D’Amico and husband Paul of Piedmont, Lisa Young of Mineral Point, grandchildren: Nicholas D’Amico and wife Summer, Adriann D’Amico, Andrew D’Amico and wife Kelsey, Matthew D’Amico, Kimberly Young all of Piedmont, Bryan and Ryan Young of Ironton; great-grandchildren: Jaxson, Quinn and Grady D’Amico, Ivory Young, Laven Wadlow; sister: Bonnie Janice Jenkins of Piedmont; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Visitation was held from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel, Funeral service was held at 11:00 am, Thursday, November 5, 2020, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Jim Stewart ministered to the family. Nicholas D'Amico, Andrew D'Amico, Matthew D'Amico, Adriann D'Amico, Summer D'Amico, Kelsey D'Amico, and Kimberly Young served as pallbearers. Ryan Young and Bryan Young served as honorary pallbearers. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 4, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruegg Funeral Home-Piedmont
321 N. Main St
Piedmont, MO 63957

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 5, 2020

11:00 AM
Ruegg Funeral Home-Piedmont
321 N. Main St
Piedmont, MO 63957

Committal
Thursday
November 5, 2020

12:00 PM
Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont

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