Delberta Rowe Keith, 90, Wellington: Dec. 4, 1925 – March 1, 2016

first_imgDelberta KeithDelberta L. Rowe Keith died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Wellington at the age of 90. She was born the daughter of Elmer O. and Kathryn M. (Boyd) Tredway on December 4, 1925 in Winfield, Kansas. On January 31, 1944, Delberta and Clarence M. Rowe were united in marriage in Winfield. Together they celebrated 42 years of marriage before his passing in 1986. She was blessed to find love again and married Kenneth W. Keith on January 21, 1995 in Wellington. They have been married 21 years. Outside of the home, Delberta had a long career at the Winfield State Hospital and spent many years as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She was active member of the United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Delberta was a proud mother of 5 children and many grandchildren. She will be missed by many. Survivors include her husband Kenneth Keith of Wellington, Kansas: sons, Ronald D. Rowe (Sherlene) of Caldwell, Kansas, Gary L. Rowe (Ruby) of Brentwood, Tennessee, David L. Rowe (Libby) of Wichita, Kansas, Donald R. Rowe (Betty) of Cabot, Arkansas; daughter, LouAnn Potucek of Wellington, Kansas; step-children, Robert W. Keith (Sharon) of Wellington, Kansas, Craig Keith (Wanda) of Wellington, Kansas, Mike Keith (Susan) of Ellsworth, Kansas, Richard Keith (Heidi) of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Ruth Bante (Kevin) of Wichita, Kansas, 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Clarence Rowe; infant daughter, Karen Rowe; grandson, Doug Gaddie; brothers, Harold and Willard Tredway and a sister, Helen Hayes. Funeral services for Delberta were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday March 4, 2016 at Cornejo|Day Funeral Home in Wellington, Kansas. Interment will follow at Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, Kansas. A memorial has been established in her name and loving memory to the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas. 67152.last_img