David “Allen” Keeling

David “Allen” Keeling, 77, of Purdy, passed away Sept. 28, 2019. He was born April 11, 1942 in Purdy, to Oliver and Madge (Dinkins) Keeling. In 1960 he married Leona Hutton; who survives.
Keeling grew up and attended school in Purdy where he graduated from high school. At a young age he starting milking, farming and working dairy cattle, which he continued throughout his life. For several years he was a member of the Purdy School Board. He enjoyed quail hunting and watching ball games. He was a member of Longview Methodist Protestant Church in Purdy.
He is survived by: sons, David Keeling, Kevin (Melanie) Keeling both of Monett and Chris (Kerry) Keeling of Purdy; daughters, Brenda (Dwayn) McNeil of Verona and Kim (Chris) Hammen of Purdy; brother, Dennis (Sandy) Keeling of Poplar Bluff; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, John; and a grandson.
Services were held Oct. 3, 2019 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Butterfield. Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus.


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