Lucretia Ann (Riley) Keys

October 20, 1938 ~ April 4, 2019 (age 80)


     Lucretia Ann Keys, 80, Nevada, MO passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Medicalodges in Nevada. Lucretia was born October 20, 1938 in Nevada to Sidney Irwin and Mary Elizabeth (Horning) Riley. She was married to Paul Keys and together they had three children.

     Lucretia was baptized at Pine Street Baptist Church. She worked at Mattingly’s in Nevada for 29 years, and also worked for a time at Thriftway’s, and Nevada News. Lucretia enjoyed taking pictures, crocheting, reading, and was a member of Tri-County Wood Carvers.      

      Survivors include three children, David Allen Keys, Gardner, KS, Deborah Ann Keys Allen (Tom Johnson), Moundville, Paul Elvin Keys, III (Vicki), Nevada; grandchildren, James Ragan, Michael Keys, David Keys Speagle, Kiara Luis, Donald Keys Speagle, Dustin Keys, Victoria Forester; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Ragan, Katelyn Coll, Mackenzie Ragan, Samantha Ragan, Landon Ragan, Alexis Ragan, Samuel Findley, Kylie Findley, Natalie Luis, Julie Luis, Reese Keys, Hadley Keys, Tripp Forester, Wren Forester; twin sister Patricia Simpson Nevada; nephew, Carl Simpson, Jr.; two nieces, Karen McCurley, Julie Simpson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson, Donald Ragan, and her companion, Virgil Belcher in 2006.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Sam Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2-4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

     Memorials are suggested to the family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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April 7, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ferry Funeral Home
301 South Washington
Nevada, MO 64772

Funeral Service
April 8, 2019

1:00 PM
Ferry Funeral Home
301 South Washington
Nevada, MO 64772

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