Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Keith V. Derry

February 7, 1938June 6, 2019

Keith V. Derry, age 81, of East Peoria, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:57 a.m. at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Feb. 7, 1938 in Dallas County Iowa to Ben and Clara (Tasler) Derry. He married his love, Maribelle Beck on August 27, 1965 in Peoria. She survives along with two daughters Dawn Derry of Morton, Michelle (Gary) Etheridge of Addison, IL., three grandchildren-Isaac, Samuel, Clara, one brother Ben D. (Jean) Derry of Washington, and one sister Linda Derry of Selma, AL, widow of Richard Trammel. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather He worked as an assembler for Caterpillar Inc. for 35 years. Keith served our country honorably in the United States Army for many years. He loved being in nature, fishing, hunting, gardening and sports, especially golf and baseball. He was an avid Cub Fan. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens with Military Honors. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church in Peoria and/or OSF Senior World in Peoria. You may view Keith’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com


  • Ben Derry, Father
  • Clara (Tasler) Derry, Mother
  • Maribelle (Beck) Derry, Wife
  • Dawn Derry, Daughter
  • Michelle (Gary) Etheridge, Daughter
  • Isaac, Samuel, and Clara, Grandchildren
  • Ben D. (Jean) Derry, Brother
  • Linda Derry, Sister
  • Keith was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Richard Trammel.

  • Gary Etheridge
  • Isaac Etheridge
  • Samuel Etheridge
  • David Beck
  • Jack Goetze
  • Matthew Banaszewski
  • Robert Peters

  • First Assembly of God Church
  • OSF Senior World


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Burial with Military Honors Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Keith V. Derry

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Michelle Etheridge

June 8, 2019

I love you Dad. I will carry all the wonderful memories with me until I see you again. It’s not goodbye but I’ll see you later.

Rachel Banaszewski

June 8, 2019

Uncle Keith was always fun to be around. I remember watching him make starter plants and show me his fly fishing gear. His stories were wonderful to listen to and I loved the way he laughed. I send my sincerest condolences to the family.

Funmilayo1 Moka

June 7, 2019

May his soul Rest In Peace

Linda Derry

June 7, 2019

Keith was my favorite person in the world. My childhood was amazing because my brother made it so. A sweet soul that worried about those he loved. ❤️

Milton Rice

June 7, 2019

Sympathy to the family. As a neighbor for 28 years we always enjoyed Keith's pleasant and giving nature. He was a good man and a good friend. Glad he got to see the Cubs win. Rest in peace my friend.