Wayne Keathley

Friday, September 21, 2007

Leonard Wayne Keathley, 87, of Van Buren, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau.

He was born March 16, 1920, in Brunot, Mo., son of Benjamin Harrison and Lelah Hunter Keathley. He and Margaret Caroline Williams were married Aug. 25, 1940, at Licking, Mo.

Keathley was a lifetime resident of Van Buren and former owner of Beamer Handle Co. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry Keathley of Van Buren; two daughters, Beverly Mabry of Van Buren, Carolyn Cooper of Cape Girardeau; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Van Buren, with the Revs. Jim Cooper, Ron Robinson and Matthew Keathley officiating. Burial will be in Van Buren City Cemetery.