Dale N. Keithley

January 12, 1929October 18, 2012

Dale N. Keithley, 83, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Presbyterian Manor. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 22nd at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The Alzheimer’s Association.

Dale was born January 12, 1929 in Langdon, Missouri to Everett W. and Agnes M. (Merritt) Keithley. He grew up in Nebraska, graduating from Nemaha High School and Omaha Tech School. He lived most of his adult life in the Kansas City Area, moving to Grant, Michigan in 2004, and back to Kansas City in 2007. Dale attended Fellowship of Love Church in Kansas City, Kansas, and North Casnovia Baptist Church in Grant. He was a Carpenter for Flett Construction Company in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, before going to work for Lockwood Motors, where he retired as the Service Manager in 1994. Dale was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 1999, where he usually called the bingo numbers. He loved sports of all kinds, and was an avid bowler. Dale loved fishing, hunting, playing golf, gardening, playing cards, watching stock car races, and he had a special gift for writing poetry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Keithley when she passed away in 2011; his parents; 2 of his brothers; and his 5 sisters.

Survivors include his 3 daughters, Jackie Stearman and her husband Jerry of Rockaway Beach, Missouri, Marsha Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas, and Rhonda Hall and her husband Rick of Grant, Michigan; 2 brothers, Lester Carol Keithley of the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and Harold Lloyd Keithley of Baldwin City, Kansas; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter.

Fond memories and condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Monday, October 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 22, 2012

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November 4, 2012

Dad, I love, miss, and think of you everyday! I am so glad you have no more suffering! I have great peace in knowing you are with Jesus now! I am sure you and mom have big smiles and are rejoycing together in your reunion! "When We All Get To Heaven", what a day of rejoycing that will be, when we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the VICTORY! I love you soooooooo much!
Your Oldest Daughter, Jackie!
Ps. Hugs and Kisses! See you soon!

October 23, 2012

Just wanted to say how sorry was to see Dale's obituary today. I know he will be greatly missed by all of his family. Also was glad to meet Rick and Wife. Had I known he was in Presbyterian Mannor I would have dropped in to see both he and Pauline. We used to sit right behind them at Annie's Country Jubilee in Tonganoxie. They did love that Country Music as we all did. But now they are up there making their own music and when the Thunder rolls, Dale is rolling that Bowling Ball and Getting a STRIKE. Will keep you all in my prayers.

Sally Walker

October 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Cheri Montambo

October 22, 2012

Grandpa, your legacy of love for others, and cheerful spirit has spread across the generations.

Angela Hendrix

October 21, 2012

Grandpa Keithley......we will miss you so much! Thank you for all the wonderful memories. We know we will see you again. We love you! Don, Angi, and Morgann Hendrix

October 21, 2012

I forgot to put name about my magnitude of love I had written earlier.
I love you gramps,

Aimee Staggenborg

October 21, 2012


You will be greatly missed. Have lots of good memories to cherish. Rest in peace. Love you

Aimee and Logann Staggenborg

October 20, 2012

I wish I had the words to explain the magnitude of love that I have for my grandfather, but love that strong cannot be be put into words. They can only be felt by the heart. I take comfort in knowing that he will be in eternal rest with the lord, and the love of his life my grandmother, Pauline. I take comfort in the fact that I will be be with them eventually. Until then I keep fond memories of the two of the most special people I have ever loved.

Colleen& Jimmie Keithley

October 20, 2012

Uncle Dale you will be missed very much!!!
He was a wonderful man, a loving husband,father,grandfather.His humor and laughter was a such a joy.
You will be dearly missed by all.