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Keith Rafferty

April 20, 2016

Emmett—William Keith Rafferty, 80, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Community Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born August 19, 1935 at Dover the son of Edward and Nona Smith Rafferty.  He grew up in the Dover and Rossville communities and graduated from Rossville High School.  Keith served in the Army National Guard.

Keith had lived in the Emmett community many years and had worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Richard Rafferty, three infants and two step-sons, Mark and James Niedfeldt.

On May 23, 1980 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Boardmen.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include four sons, Bill (Janet) Rafferty, Pat (Mary Beth) Rafferty, Frank Rafferty and Phil Rafferty; his daughter, Kathy Love; step-sons, David (Tammy) Niedfeldt, Richard (Mindy) Niedfeldt and J.D (Kelli) Kenny; a brother, Raymond Rafferty; his sister, Carol Heim; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at a later date.

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16 thoughts on “Keith Rafferty

  1. So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. He was a wonderful man. My dad really liked Keith and enjoyed talking with him, as they often did. I hope they’re talking up a storm with each other right now. Our prayers are with all in your family, and may God’s comforting hand be with all of you.
    Bruce Fouts and family

  2. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Mark Smith and DeAnn Emberton

  3. Dorothy, so sorry for your loss, may God’s angels surround you and your family and give you comfort during this time.

  4. So sorry for the passing of Keith. He was a wonderful man and we’re sure you have great memories. Our prayers are with you all
    Chub & Jackie Acker

  5. Kathy and family
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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