Samuel L. Keith

March 18, 1924April 9, 2018

Samuel L. Keith, age 94 of Leawood, Kansas passed away on April 9, 2018 at the Kansas City Hospice House.

He was born in Council Grove, Kansas and graduated from Westport and Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri where he met his beautiful future wife Barbara.

He served in the U.S. Marines in WWII and the Korean Conflict, being discharged a 1st Lieutenant. Sam spent 19 years in public school education as a teacher, coach and school administrator until becoming a commercial realtor. He retired in 1995 and moved to Arizona with his beautiful bride, Barbara of 61 years before her passing in 2010.

Sam is survived by his two sons, Bob and Mike, a grandson Robert II and twin granddaughters Ashley O’Donnel and Amanda Dier. He was preceded in death by his daughter Wendy.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 12:30pm on Friday, April 13 at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Sam's name to the Kansas City Hospice House, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114; (816) 363-2600; | or a charity of your choice.


  • Robert Keith (deceased), Father
  • Gladys (Shaddock) Keith (deceased), Mother
  • Wendy Keith (deceased), Daughter
  • Barbara Keith (deceased), Wife
  • Robert 'Bob' Keith, Son
  • Michael 'Mike' Keith, Son
  • Robert Keith, II, Grandson
  • Ashley O'Donnel (twin), Granddaughter
  • Amanda Dier (twin), Granddaughter


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018

Samuel L. Keith

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Dan French

April 15, 2018

Bob & Mike,

First I "remember" meeting Sam was at PeeWee Bourette's funeral, we were pallbearers together and he put together that I was Bert's (Roomee) nephew. Got to see him several times after that with Bert and Jackie and he even came to one of my son's college games with Uncle Bert. I know they will miss his cheery phone calls and the long, long friendship they enjoyed.

Blessings to you and yours!


Louis P. Kartsonis, M.D.

April 12, 2018

Many wonderful memories of school days at Boone Elementary and Center South Jr. High. Condolences to my classmate, Bob Keith, and his family.
1 Thessalonians 4:17

Conrad Stokes

April 12, 2018

I had real estate business with Sam for many years. I found him to be a man of good character and goodwill. I will miss him along with all others who crossed his path.

Kathy Easterla

April 11, 2018

I have fond memories of dinner at Boge's house with my cousin Carole & her family, Boge & his family & my sister, Peggy & her family. We all enjoyed Boge's sense of humor & his intelligence. We had some great conversation. He will be very fondly remembered & certainly missed.

Leonard Carr

April 11, 2018

With deepest sympathy and fond memories.
Westport High School Class of 1955