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April 29, 2004


Emma Alberta “Bert” (Newton) Keethler passed away April 25, 2004.

She was the wife of James C. Keethler, for 73 years.

Bert was the mother of James C. (Sue) Keethler of Stillwater, OK and John N. Keethler of LaJolla, CA; grandmother of Margaret (Wes) Brewer, Susan Cantrell and James C. (Susan) Keethler III and great-grandmother of 10; sister-in-law of Mary Mitchell. Bert was an aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt, neighbor and friend.

Bert was a longtime member of the Christian Church and served in the youth department there. She was also a teacher for the Ritenour School District.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28, 2004, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Shepard Funeral Chapel, St. Louis, MO.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Shepard Funeral Chapel, St. Louis, MO, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Memphis City Cemetery, Memphis, MO. The family requests memorial contributions be made to New Heights Christian Church Youth Department, St. Ann, MO.

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