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Obituary: Keith Jerome Sankey

Obituary: Keith Jerome Sankey

July 11th, 2018 in Obituaries

Keith Jerome Sankey, age 44, of rural Freeburg, departed this life on Monday, July 9, 2018, in the Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. He was born on August 4, 1973, in Jefferson City, a son of Gregory Otto and Margaret Clara (Falter) Sankey. Keith was united in marriage on November 9, 1996, at Jefferson City, to the former Miss Cara Joy Carr, and to this union, two children were born. He was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Koeltztown; the Knights of Columbus Council 2047 in Argyle; the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 in St. Louis; and was a board member of the St. Boniface Cemetery Association. Keith had been employed in sheet metal work for over 23 years, and at the time of his passing, was employed by the Mexico Heating Company in Mexico, Missouri. He especially enjoyed all things related to farming; fixing most anything that needed to be repaired; and preparing "out of this world" barbecue. Those left to mourn the passing of Keith include: His wife, Cara Sankey, of the home in rural Freeburg; his children, Cayla Sankey and Zachary Sankey, both of Freeburg; his parents, Greg and Margaret Sankey, of Koeltztown; his siblings, Carol Jones and husband, Larry, of Koeltztown, David Sankey and wife, Karen, of Argyle, and Glenn Sankey and wife, Christy, of Koeltztown; his father and mother-in-law, Randy and Connie Carr, of Belle; his grandmother-in-law, Margaret Carr, of Belle; his brother-in-law, Scott Carr, and wife, Lisa, of Lebanon; nephews; nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gregory F. and Marie (Schulte) Sankey; his maternal grandparents, Fritz and Regina (Morfeld) Falter; his uncle and godfather, Jerome N. Sankey; and other uncles and aunts. Visitation for Keith J. Sankey will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 12, 2019, with a Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m., in the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, 406 South Main Street, Vienna, Missouri 65582, and from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., on Friday, July 13, 2018, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church, 3974 Highway T, Koeltztown, Missouri 65048. The Mass of Christian Burial for Keith J. Sankey will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, July 13, 2018, in the St. Boniface Catholic Church, 3974 Highway T, Koeltztown, Missouri 65048, with the Rev. Gregory C. Meystrik as the Celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery, in Koeltztown, under the direction of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna. Pallbearers for Keith will be Brad Monning, Lindy Grothoff, Laron Hilke, Scott Carr, Matthew Jones, and Anthony Welschmeyer. Memorial contributions in memory of Keith J. Sankey are suggested per the wishes of the family with envelopes available at the funeral home or the St. Boniface Catholic Church or in care of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Vienna, Missouri 65582. Online condolences may be shared with the family of Keith J. Sankey at www.birminghammartinfuneralhomes.com