Roezetta Arlene Keim, 80, Harveyville: May 22, 1942 – Aug. 4, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Roezetta Arlene Keim, 80, Harveyville: May 22, 1942 – Aug. 4, 2022

HARVEYVILLE, Kan. – Roezetta Arlene Keim, 80, of Harveyville, Kan., passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. She was born May 22, 1942, the daughter of Louis and Zetta (Skank) Hammond, at Alpine Community, now under Melvern Lake near Turkey Point.

She attended grade school at Alpine Community, and graduated from Humboldt High School, Humboldt, Kan. Roezetta earned a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University, and later a master’s degree.

Roezetta taught school at Altoona/Midway, in southeast Kansas. She later taught at Burlingame High School, Burlingame, Kan., and retired from teaching at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo.

She was united in marriage to Larry Gene Keim, Aug. 18, 1973, in Humboldt. After a Colorado honeymoon, they settled at the family farm southwest of Harveyville, sharing almost 50 years of marriage.

Roezetta enjoyed quilting, growing many types of flowers, gardening, and was known for baking and decorating the best cakes in the world! She was a farm wife and a hard working partner, hauling grain to the elevator, and continuously maintaining the farm. Both Roezetta and Larry transformed an old barn, creating a “Welcome to the 50s” theme memorabilia collection. “Funny Face Farms” was a name inspired by their beloved Saint Bernard, and continues to this day.

She attended Miller United Methodist Church, Miller, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Roezetta is survived by her husband, Larry Keim; five nephews; three nieces; five great-nephews; and five great-nieces.

To celebrate Roezetta’s life, a private family service will be held at the Keim Farm. Interment will follow at Wilmington Cemetery, Harveyville.

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