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Keith Raymond Needham, 69, Mound City, Kan., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. He was born on the family farm near Mapleton on Jan. 30, 1945, the son of Alvin and Lucy Smith Needham.
He graduated from Blue Mound High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Pittsburg State University.
He married Margaret Jarrett on Aug. 1, 1970 at Smithfield, Mo. Keith was employed by Pleasanton USD #344 for his entire teaching career. He was a member of the Mound City Christian Church and the Richland Grange. He enjoyed fishing, wood carving and deer hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Needham; and a sister, Patricia Williamson.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, Travis Needham, and Seth Needham and wife, Denise; a daughter, Kelsey Dancause and husband, Numa; three sisters, Helen Long, Hazel Kuhn, and Clarice Russell; and three grandchildren, Elora and Nohan Dancause and Robert Needham.
Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at the Mound City Christian Church. Inurnment will be in the Woodland Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Mercy Alzheimer’s Support Group or Keith Needham Scholarship. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

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