Keith R Edwards

Born: Sat., Nov. 7, 1936
Died: Tue., Sep. 11, 2018


Visitation

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 13, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Fri., Sep. 14, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Sep. 14, 2018
Location: St. John's United Methodist Church


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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Keith R. Edwards, 81, died at 12:13 pm, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at St Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.  He was born November 7, 1936, in Vaughnsville, Ohio to Spencer and Mary Esther (Reynolds) Edwards.  They both preceded him in death.

On August 31, 1958, he married Virginia "Ginger" L. Hitchcock.  She preceded him in death on July 1, 2012.

Keith is also survived by two daughters, Kelly (Jeffrey) Davis of Zionsville, IN and Jennifer (Ronald) Hovest of Kalida; five grandchildren, Brent & Drew Hovest and Adam, Kelsey & Ryan Davis; two brothers, Reynold (Sondra) Edwards and Dale (Jane) Edwards both of Columbus Grove; two sisters, Della Archer of Elida and Patricia Helms of Findlay.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Davis; two sisters, Mary Lou (William) Tavener and Janet Lea Edwards; and one brother, Robert Edwards.

Keith was a graduate of Vaughnsville High School.  He was a member of the Ohio National Guard.  He started work at San-A-Pure Dairy, Findlay, after which he founded the Grove Dairy Company, and was a Distributor for the ARPS Dairy, Defiance, Ohio.  After selling the Grove Dairy he invested in the B.J. Davis Co., Cleveland.  He was a Columbus Grove School bus driver, and drove tour bus for Executive Coach, Ottawa.

Services will begin at 2:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Kathleen Hayes will officiate, with burial to follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, September 13, 2018, and prior to the service from 12:00 (noon) - 1:30 pm, Friday, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church or Donor's Choice.

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Michael Dalsing
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by University Vascular Surgery.

For Kelly's family and friends. From Kelly's family at University Vascular Surgery. Wishing you all peace, comfort and wonderful memories of your loved one.


Ted and Sue Verhoff
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Jen, Ron and family

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing--prayers for him and your family.


Pat & Heather Kohls Family
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Ron, Jenny, Brent, & Drew - We are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad/Grandfather. Keith was such a gentle sweet man. He will be missed by so many. We wish you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. Many prayers and hugs for the entire family.

Roger & Rita Rampe
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
So sorry Jen to hear of your Dad. He was a sweet man. We always looked forward to
seeing him at John and Lisa's Birthday Parties for Carson, Blake and Bryce and on other occasions. He was an interesting man and I enjoyed his quiet sense of humor. He was happy with your family and you could see the appreciation and admiration for you in his eyes. He will be missed. ❤️




Roger & Rita Rampe
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a sweet man. We always looked forward to seeing him at John & Lisa's Birthday Parties for the boys.We enjoyed his stories of the past and his quiet sense of humor. He was happy with your family and you could see his appreciation and admiration for you in his eyes. He will be missed.


Lois Horstman
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Jen, Ron & Family!
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family!

Gregg & Jane Giessler
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Ron & Jen & Family, Sending Prayers & Hugs! Sorry for your loss!!

Ann Beckman
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Jen so sorry to hear about your Dad.He was a neat guy.

Ron & Lori Erhart
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Jen, Ron, Brent, and Drew,
We give you our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your dad and grandpa. He was such a sweet and loving man. We always enjoyed our times at his house and the times we got to talk to him at games and other places. He was always so friendly to everyone and always made us feel welcome. He will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Todd & Jill, Jared and Austin Brown
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
Jen, Ron and boys,

Sorry for your loss! Keith was a great man. He will be missed!

Take care and remember that time will heal the pain.

Jill & Todd

DAVID BEECH
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
For the few times that i met Keith he was a happy man and a true 'gentleman'- my thoughts and prayers to your family

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