Sharon Sue Keith

September 13, 1937May 9, 2018

Sharon Sue Keith, 80, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Union Hospital with her loving family surrounding her. She was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Iola, Kan., to William and Grace (Combs) Payne.

Sharon graduated from Iola High School and went on to attend Iola Jr. College. Sharon and her family moved to the Terre Haute area in 1972. She was employed through the Vigo County School Corporation as a teacher's aide working with special needs children. She helped with the Cub Scouts and was involved with the Terre Haute North Band Boosters. Sharon had such a 'green thumb' and could make anything grow, her many beautiful flower beds were proof of that. Family was important to her and attended as many games and programs that she could with her four children and later four grandchildren; she was a very busy lady.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brian Douglas Keith; and two brothers, David and John Payne.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of nearly 61 years, Chester Leroy Keith, whom she married on May 26, 1957; three children, Brad (Marsha) Keith of Morgantown, Jennifer (John) Chapman of Terre Haute, and Amy (Greg) Dunham of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Lindsay Chapman, Courtney (Zach) Reagan, Heather Dunham (fiancé, Trent Weisser) and Grace Dunham; one soon-to-be-great-granddaughter, Avery Reagan; former daughter-in-law and close family friend, Amy Ann Martin; one sister, Mary Sigler of Chanute, Kan; and several nieces and nephews.

To honor Sharon's wishes, there will be a private family service and no viewing. Online condolences can be made at:


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Dana Harlan

May 16, 2018

Jennifer and family, I wanted to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of your mother. Eighty is a wonderful age, but it is still hard to let someone go, especially around Mother's Day. Please know you have my deepest sympathy. Dana