William "Bill" Keister

Born: Tue., Apr. 20, 1937
Died: Mon., Jun. 15, 2020


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William “Bill” Keister, 83, of Farmland, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 20, 1937, in Winchester, to Basil and Marcella (Driskill) Keister.

Bill was a 1955 graduate of McKinley High School. He owned and operated Keister Heating and Cooling.  Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; he will be greatly missed and kept in our hearts. 

Bill is survived by his wife Paula (Sayre) Keister; daughters, Kim Lakin (Nick) and Kris Matlock; son, Kevin Keister (Dianne); Grandchildren, Brennan, Ross, Ariana, Zack, and Jessica; great granddaughter, Aisha; and brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; brothers, Jack, Jim, and Ed Keister; sisters, Bev McKinley and Alice Fouse, and two nephews and one niece.

The family will be conducting private services for Bill. 

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Joyce Howell
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I am sad to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a very nice, helpful, kind man. He had a beautiful family. I hope you find comfort in the days ahead. Cherish the memories of time shared Bill. My sincere condolences.

Joyce Howell

Curtis Flannery
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Sherrie and I are deeply saddened to hear that Bill has passed. Our hearts and prayers go out to Paula, Kris and the Keister Family.

Marsha Cockerill
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I'm so sorry for your Loss. I always appreciated his help over the years and his sense of humor.

Joann Bennett
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I'm sorry to read of Bill's passing. May God give you and the family peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Blessings, Joann Bennett

Terry and Linda Sayre
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
We greatly cherish all the wonderful memories that you gave as part of our family! There are some special people that come into our lives that truly add those extra smiles, and for that we are truly grateful❣️❣️❣️ We love you “uncle Bill!” We shared some great camping trips on this earthly journey and are looking so forward to the many more when we enter our final heavenly home! Until then please know how much you are loved!

Lucas Sayre
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I have such fond memories of our family's get-togethers and the humor and personality that Uncle Bill brought to them. While I regret not being able to see him again at such gatherings, I know that he's in a better place now. My prayers go out to Paula and all of the family.

Vicki Chalfant
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Prayers to the family. He will be missed.

stanley hendrickson
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Appreciated Bill so much as he was just a year ahead us in school. He was always so fair in his business dealings. We enjoy our visits at alumni meetings also

Cecelia Howard
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020

Lifting Light was sent by Friends at the JSD.

To Kevin and family our sincere heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear father. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. From your friends at JSD


Tim Miller
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bill passing. Many great memories of Bill coaching me in little league and All Stars baseball as a kid. Always enjoyed talking with him at high basketball games. Deepest sympathies to Kevin and the family. He surely will be missed by many.

Aaron Sayre
   Posted Fri June 19, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Bills passing. He was a very special person and Uncle. He always had a way of livening up things everywhere he went. Just had a way of making you feel good the moment you saw him. He had a knack for conversation and I will dearly miss his laugh and joyful way. To Aunt Paula and family, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.

Sara J Shierling
   Posted Fri June 19, 2020
Dear yoga students,
I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. You're in my thoughts during these difficult times.
Sara

Judy Cole
   Posted Fri June 19, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that my thoughts and prayers come your direction. I know how much you and your family will miss his gentle presence. It was an honor to call him friend. Mary Ella and William are saddened by Bill’s passing and wish you the best in your time of grief. When I get back into town I’ll drop in and see you both. Again I am so sorry. And words are insufficient.

Nancy Slaughter Geiger
   Posted Sun June 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Paula & I we’re classmates & good friends.

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