Funeral services for Darrell W. Keim, 61, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Koberlein officiating. Burial will follow in Eudora City Cemetery.
Mr. Keim died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Mar. 7, 1951, in Sabetha, the son of Gerald S. and Hazel Price Keim. He graduated from Topeka West High School in 1969, and later served in the National Guard for four years.
Mr. Keim was employed in automobile sales in Lawrence, previously working for Jim Clark Motors, and most recently with Briggs Automotive. He was active in dirt track car racing.
He married Janet Gail Kleier, and together they enjoyed 21 years of marriage. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Ryan Keim and partner Ashley, Eudora, and Jason Keim and wife Kristina, Lawrence; a sister, Bonnie Nies and husband Dave, Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren, Madison, Andrew, and Noah Keim, Ely Robertson, and Tyler Frost; two nieces and three nephews, Dennis Nies and wife Cheryl and children, Doug Nies and wife Carolyn and children, Pam Cross and husband Chet and children, Jerry Nies and wife Suzanne and children, and Angie Walters and husband Sean and children; and an aunt, Erma Wiltz.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and from 8 a.m. until service time Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Becky Campbell:Karen,I am so very sorry hear about your Mom and my heart goes out to all. You will be in my thoughts and prearys. If you want to talk at all, please feel free to call anytime. Someone shared this thought with me after Dad died and it touched me. I hope it will do the same for you.Even though you will miss terribly and your heart will break a thousand times, you may be able to console yourself and family with this; your Mom passed away with life’s greatest blessing, the unconditional love of her family, including her savior’s love.Wishing you many blessings and smiles soon. Hold the happy memories close. If you need anything at all, please feel to call on us. We are near.with love, becky
I worked with Darrell several years ago at Sonny Hill Chevrolet. He was such a sweet person. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Janet, Ryan, Jason, Bonnie & Family,
We grieve with you Darrel’s sudden passing this life but we rejoice with you in celebrating his home going.
No words can take away the pain you feel at this time but may the precious memories you shared through the year comfort your hearts.
We will always remember his faithful commitment and unconditional love for his parents, family & friends.
We’ll miss him dearly.
It is our prayer that “the peace of God which transcends all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” now and always. (Phil 4:7)
Mark & Kenva Thomas & family
Just got back into town, an heard of our loss. I am so sorry to hear about your husband and will attend on Monday. I know there are no words, but will send my prayer to help sustain you.
I sat for hours trying to figure out what to say….I started to write and erased time and again….so to sum it all up. He was my friend, and no better friend have I ever had. I will miss him but someday we will meet again. Thank you to all of his family for sharing him with others. Thank you for making me part of your family. My prayers go out to all of you.
Janet and family–
So very sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and concerns remain with you during this difficult time.
May the comfort of all of your many friends and family help to heal you and those that you love.
Gordon L Davis
I’m so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing!! I grew up knowing him from Jim Clark Motors with family working there and then myself working there. Darrell was and always will be a great guy! He will forever be missed but NEVER forgotten! We all love and miss you!
My thoughts & prayers are with the keim family.Darrell will always have a special place in my heart. we spent many years together in the auto business most recently at Jim Clark motors He will be missed and fondly remembered may god bless you & keep you always Bill Sims
We are so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. We will definitely miss him at the races. Our sympathy goes out to you and your entire family and our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Brent & Pattie Carlson (#68 Racing)
Janet I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything just let me know and I will be there.
Darrell always had a smile on his face and a welcome handshake. He exuded neighborliness. I believe a person will continue to live through the memories of those he has touched and Darrell touched so very many. He will long be remembered and missed.
Bob & Patsy Moody
I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Darrell and know he will be missed by all he touched. He always had a warm heart and kind words for everyone he met. I will never forget his joyful personality and the friendship he extended to me and so many others. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family . Until we meet again dear friend . Bill & Polly Bouska
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