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Robert ‘Bob’ Keith

October 10, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Robert M. "Bob" Keith, 82, of Harrisville, died at his residence on Oct. 9, 2012.

He was born Sept. 4, 1930 on Stewart's Run, near Harrisville, the son of the late Holman and Rena (Kibbe) Keith Bunner. Bob was a proud graduate of Harrisville High School with the class of 1949. He worked for 10 years for the B & O Railroad and later retired from the Union Carbide plant of Sistersville in 1988, after 28 years of service as an insulator. He was a member of Riddle's Chapel Congregational Church of Harrisville.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Emma Jean (Snodgrass) Keith; daughter, Tonda (James) Delancy of Williamstown; son, Robert Keith II (Mindy) of Harrisville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with two brothers, Cameron Keith of Pennboro and Sherwood Keith of Bristol, W.Va. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sibling; brother, Ralph Keith; and sister, Dorothy (Keith) Jones.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Dan Martin officiating.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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