Richard F. Keyes Jr., passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.
He was born January 23, 1948 at Wauseon, OH., the son of Richard F. Keyes Sr. and Phyllis M. Hanson Keyes. He grew up in Oaktown, Indiana. Richard served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Richard and his family moved to the St. Marys community in 1979. He was a circuit engineer for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Topeka. Richard was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Maple Hill, the Knights of Columbus and was a forth degree member of the Thomas A. McNeive Assembly. He had been a member of the St. Marys Fire Department for many years and had served as a reserve officer for the St. Marys Police Department.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Richard F. Keyes Sr.
On August 19, 1972 he was united in marriage to Judy Fryzelka at Traverse City, MI. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Phyllis Keyes; his children, Richard Keyes III, Michael Keyes, Thomas Keyes, Robert Keyes, Monica Kazda and Anna Bayer; three brothers, Steve, Kurt and Rob Keyes; 13 grandchildren.
Requiem Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Maple Hill. Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Keyes will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Keyes name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.