Reuben James Madison Keeling
October 15, 1911 – June 23, 2014
Reuben Keeling entered into eternal life at the age of 102 on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center. Born October 15, 1911 in Birchtree, Missouri from the union of Alfred and Sarah Keeling, he spent his childhood in the Shannon County, MO area and graduated from the Birchtree High School.
Reuben met Norel Lucille Stout and they were married in 1934, she preceded him in death on October 14, 2007.
Reuben was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God church in Grand Junction. He enjoyed fishing on the Grand Mesa, hunting, DOMINOS and gardening the last several years. He was a "rock hound" and often family would ask, why do you want that rock? Reuben would reply "that's a great conversation piece!"
Reuben leaves behind three sons; James Frank Keeling of Clifton, CO, Charles Reuben Keeling of Buckeye, AZ, Robert D. Keeling of Clifton, CO, four daughters; Ailene Smith and Ruth Privette both of Grand Junction, CO, Ruby Dawson and Reba Baker both of Syracuse, UT, a sister; Hazel Miller of Mountain View, MO, thirty-one grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren and twenty-nine great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and daughters; Barbara and Bonnie.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Bethel Assembly of God Church with the Pastor David Huslig officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-6 pm, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Martin Mortuary.
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