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Ralph F. Keim

Ralph F. Keim, 89, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at Luther Manor, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023.  

Ralph was born on Aug. 28, 1934, in Hull, Ill., to Ed and Elizabeth (Goellner) Keim. He was united in marriage to DeLois (Howard) Keim on June 4, 1960 in Perry, Mo. 

Survivors include wife, DeLois Keim, Palmyra; a daughter, Debbie Bradney, Palmyra,; a brother, Jim (Debby) Keim, Louisiana, Mo.; a sister, Vivian (Delbert) Hayes, Hannibal, Mo; sisters-in-law, Verna Keim and Beverly Picton; two grandsons, Jonathan (Samantha) Bradney, Palmyra, and Shawn (Kelley) Keim, Pleasant Hope, Mo; granddaughter, Rebekah (Robert Runser) Keim, Quincy, Ill.; two great-grandsons, Brayden Baur and Maxwell Keim; and three great-granddaughters, Brianne Bradney, Isabelle Bradney and Olivia Keim. He is also survived by a very special friend, Robert Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Robert Bradney; a son, David Keim; a grandson, Thomas Bradney; two brothers, Marion Keim and Ed Keim, Jr.; and a sister, Delores Thoele. 

As a veteran, Ralph honorably served his country in the United States Army. 

Ralph loved the farm. He would spend long hours working hard on the land and caring for his livestock. 

In later years Ralph could be found on his lawn tractor mowing acres of lawn. He enjoyed mowing and would take care not only of his property but others as well. 

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. Ralph will be remembered by all, especially his family, as a good man, hard worker and excellent provider. 

Funeral services was held at Grand View Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 15. Rev. Jason Young officiated. Burial was in the Grand View Burial Park. 

Pallbearers were Jonathan Bradney, Shawn Keim, Robert Runser, Greg Keim, Doug Keim and Darren Picton.

Memorials may be made to, Community Loving Care Hospice and or Luther Manor, in care of Grand View Funeral Home. 

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute can be viewed on Ralph’s memorial page at