Nina J. Keith
February 16, 1930 – April 7, 2021
Nina Jane Romdall Keith was born the 4th child of Clarence and Stella Romdall on February 16, 1930 in Montrose, Missouri. Nina attended Garland Elementary one room schoohouse and, later, schools in Urich and Peculiar. She graduated salutatorian in 1948 from Peculiar High School where her future in-laws taught and were Superintendent. She met her future husband, Glenn E. Keith, in high school. They married on September 5, 1948. The couple lived in Peculiar, Missouri and then later in California and North Carolina while Glenn was serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Nina worked for Jim Long Motors, Poultry Producers and the Internal Revenue Service. However, the job she cherished the most was being a mother. Nina and Glenn settled in Grandview, Missouri to raise a family and had 3 children. Nina was very active as a Camp Fire Leader, PTA officer, room mother, SSJAA softball coach and taxi driver to everywhere her kids needed to go! She spent most of her adult life caring for others, organizing dinners and parties and loving her kids. She never met a stranger and would know your life story by the end of the conversation. She was usually fashionably late to most everything, but she was always present. Nina loved her family first and cherished the time she spent with them. The last several years of her life were spent battling spinal stenosis and Alzheimer’s disease. She was cared for at home by Judie for 6 years prior to moving into long term care for the remaining 6 years of her life. She died peacefully at Wilshire at Lakewood under the care of Ascend Hospice on April 7, 2021.
Nina is survived by daughters Judie Wooten and Janet Sabin (Tim); granddaughters: Melody Casbarian (Adrian), Misty Ashby (Todd), Alexa White (Jimmy), and Kaitlin Wratchford (Devin); great-grandchildren Elijah, Quinton, Kenzie, Ella, Landon, Brooklyn, James, and baby Wratchford on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, her husband Glenn and son Jeff, son-in-law Russell (Bud) Wooten and grandson-in-law Aaron Overman.
Nina’s funny wit, beautiful smile and love of family and friends will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
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Nina J. Keith
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April 8, 2021
Nina was one of the Grand Dames of our time. Long before I was married, I so enjoyed her visiting her daughter's (mine, and future son-in-law's) employment, McDonald's. This woman demanded attention without asking for it. Great future Mother-In-Law training. Except, it was fun attending to her visits. As time went on and we all entered adult life, Nina didn't change. Nina was class in a world that seemed to have forgotten class.
Nina, my memories of you will never fade.