Keith C. Ekern, age 69, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011, at his home. Survivors include: his wife, Mary, of the home; his daughter, Stephanie Rueckert and husband Jerry of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Ryan and Michael Rueckert of St. Louis; and many other relatives and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www. kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.