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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ryan Aldrich McKeithan 1951 - 2006 Meriden

A memorial service for Ryan Aldrich "Al" McKeithan, 54, Ozawkie, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Meriden United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.Mr. McKeithan died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his home.He was born Dec. 8, 1951, in Greensboro, N.C., the son of Ryan McKeithan Sr. and Alma Worrell Cockrell. He received a bachelor's degree from Washburn University in 1974 and a master's degree from Emporia State University in 1982.Mr. McKeithan taught debate, forensics, multimedia and English at Seaman High School in Topeka for 24 years. He also taught from 1974 to 1982 at Jefferson County North High School. He was a lifetime National Education Assn. member and a K.C. Diocese Forensic League moderator.He married Lucia Ann Little on Dec. 30, 1972, in Wichita. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his mother and stepfather, Alma and Robert Cockrell, Greensboro; a son, Ryan III, Glendale, Calif.; a daughter, Maggie McKeithan, Idyllwild, Calif.; and a brother, John, Greensboro.The family suggests memorials to the Ryan A. McKeithan Memorial Fund, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.