Obituaries

Obituaries

Billy Donald Keel 1923 - 2007 Jefferson City, Mo.

Private memorial services will be conducted for Billy Donald Keel, 84, Jefferson City.Mr. Keel died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at his home.He was born April 22, 1923, in Gurley, Ala., the son of Robert and Sally Arnett Keel. He graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Ala., and Rubican Business College in St. Louis.Mr. Keel served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked as an office manager with International Shoe Company for 32 years and retired in 1982.He married Ruth L. Schneider on July 5, 1945, in Alexandria, La. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, William D. and wife Nancy, Lawrence, Kan., and Robert O. and wife Jane, St. Louis; a sister, Sara Taylor, Huntsville, Ala.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City is in charge of arrangements.