OBITUARY

Melvin Keith Keyt

August 18, 1936April 3, 2019
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Melvin Keith Keyt, 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

He was born August 18, 1936 in Putnam County, the son of Emmett Cleo and Clella Helen (Morlan) Keyt and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School “Class of 1954”.

Melvin was a United States Army Veteran having served from 1959 to 1961.

Melvin retired from IBM in Greencastle, where he had worked for 30 years. He was a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge #1592, serving in many District and State Positions, receiving the Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 2006, the highest honor of the fraternity. He was appointed to the Deputy Supreme Governor for the State of Indiana in 2016. He was a member of the Clinton Falls Community Church, Charter Member of the Greencastle Eagles; and held a 37 year membership in the American Legion.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherri (husband, Scott) Wahl; son, Montgomery (wife, Janice) Keyt; a brother, William (wife, Joanna) Keyt; sister, Betty Wallace; fiancée’, Brenda Heacock; and three grandchildren, Josh and Chad Keyt, and Shayna Wahl.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, B.J. Keyt; sister, Norma Jean Russell; and brother-in-law, Joe Wallace.

Moose Lodge Services will be held at 12:45 PM on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 1:00 PM. Interment with military honors will follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Moose Lodge Service Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Melvin Keith Keyt

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Larry & Judi Gray

April 5, 2019

We first met Mel on a train to Chicago for our first Moose Convention. Have had many laughs and nice talks with him though the years. We will miss him. To his family we are so sorry for you loss. To Brenda their is nothing that can be said, except we will be thinking of you, and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

Donna White-Daniel

April 5, 2019

Mel was a life member of the Indiana Moose Association, Southern Council of Higher Degree. We will miss his participation in this segment of the Moose and his presence at our meetings. Such a wonderful man........

Donna White-Daniel
Secretary Treasurer
Southern Council of Higher Degree

Pete and Debbie Alamo

April 5, 2019

So many good memories with Mel spent at the Moose Lodge over the past years. Such a good man. Will be missed by many. R.I.P. Mel
Many Prayers for his Family.

Cheryl Summers

April 4, 2019

Very nice gentleman. Well liked by everyone. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for the family.

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