Keith Shadowens

June 27, 1941May 25, 2018

SHADOWENS, Keith born 27 June 1941 in Louisville, KY, to Robert Sr. and Fannie (Davis) Shadowens. His wife, Jonelle Blair Shadowens, placed him into the waiting arms of Jesus Christ 25 May 2018. He was still employed – full time – at Trinity Community in Beavercreek when he became sick only a few weeks ago. He worked in the Maintenance Dept. and touched many residents’ lives, and co-workers’ in his 12+ years of service there. He said many times that he wished he had been doing that kind of work all his life instead of the early years he spent in Tool Design. Also earlier in life, Keith was an alcoholic. At the time of death, he’d been sober for 25 years. He credited Jesus Christ for healing his desire to drink. Keith is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jonelle Blair Shadowens, West Milton and sons Brian Lakin also West Milton and David Kennel of Troy. The first of his remaining 7 siblings to this life behind, he is survived by Bob (Patti) Shadowens, Jr., West Carrollton; Bill (Faye) Shadowens, Knoxville, TN; Carolyn (Gary) Carroll, Beavercreek; Leah (Rafael) Cruz, Centerville; Anita Clark, and Joe Shadowens, Huber Heights; Jeanette (Dave) Casey, Grove City and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Keith loved his church, Christian Life Center on Little York Road. He worshipped there and learned many life lessons in the Sunday school class More Than Conquerors. Keith served for 10 years in a mission he loved at the church, Compassion First. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at the CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER, 3489 Little York Road, Thursday, May 31 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Celebration of Keith’s life will be Friday morning, June 1, 2018 at the church at 11:00 am under the leadership of Mark Stusek. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery on Horsebend Road. Please consider a donation to Hospice of Miami County. Hospice cared for him in his last days, both at home and in the Hospice Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center. Send donations to: Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Avenue, Suite 101, Troy, Ohio 46373 in honor of Keith. TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL handling of arrangements. Messages of sympathy and support to Keith’s family may be made at:


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Celebration of Keith's Life Friday, June 1, 2018

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Carolyn Carroll

June 6, 2018

My dear brother Keith spent his first Sunday in heaven on June 3. I can just imagine his rejoicing and praising our Savior Jesus. He was the most gentle and tender man I have ever known and I will miss him so much just knowing he has left this earth. However, I am so happy I know we will have a great family reunion in heaven some day.

Patty Lykins

May 31, 2018

Keith brightened so many lives. He always had a smile and a kind word or joke for everyone. He will be sorely missed! Thank you for sharing his beautiful spirit with us.

Vanessa Mosier-shadowens

May 31, 2018

I have great memories of Uncle Keith. One special one was when I was visiting with my parents at his house. Uncle Keith gave me a very special stuffed bunny that I cherished for a very long time. He was such a caring and loving guy with such a gentle soul. I know he is exactly where he wanted to be and that is with the Lord. I pray that everyone is able to find comfort and peace within all the memories that been made with him.

Joe Shadowens

May 30, 2018

What a wonderful Christian & gentle man my big brother was. He had a huge influence in my life growing up. I am truly going to miss him i will see him again

Lori Parriman

May 30, 2018

Every time that I saw Uncle Keith he would allways call me Lori Sue.You will be missed


May 30, 2018

By dear brother Keith was a godly, humble, and meek Christian of great faith. He never spoke ill of anyone. I am proud to claim him as my brother and plan to see him again on that great day of joining him in Heaven.