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Keith Beams

April 4, 1934 — November 24, 2020


Keith B. Beams, 86, of Delphos passed away at 11:11 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Vancrest Health Care Center of Delphos. He was born on April 04, 1934, in Detroit, to his late parents, Bernard and Jennie (Fetters) Beams. Keith married Barbara E. Hines who preceded him in death. Together, they shared years of memories.

Keith attended Celina City and Center Twp schools and proudly served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Zollner Piston, Ft. Wayne, In after 30 years.

Keith is survived by his grandchildren: Lindsay(Gregg) Temple of Bryan Ohio; Jordan (Joe) Lautzenheiser of Van Wert Ohio; two great grandchildren: Lydia Temple of Bryan Ohio and Izabelle Lautzenheiser of Van Wert Ohio; sister, Mary Jane(David) Cron; nephews: Christopher(Kim) Cron, Joseph(Kim) Cron, Andy (Bigette) Cron, all of Celina Ohio; and niece Dionne(Randy) Wiley of New Bremen Ohio.

In addition to his parents and wife, Keith was preceded in death by his son, son Robin Beams of Van Wert.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point, with Rev. Stuart Wyatt officiating. Military Honors will be rendered by the combined units of the Van Wert VFW and American Legion.

While family and friends are invited to attend Keith's graveside service, we continue to be cautious and concerned for our friends and loved ones. We ask attendee's to respect the well-being of the family and friends, therefore, we require that guests maintain social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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