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In Memory of

Cecelia Katherine Keiter

February 9, 1927 - March 11, 2017

Obituary


Keiter, Cecelia Katherine departed this life for everlasting eternity March 11, 2017. She was preceeded in death by her father, Wilhelm Henry Klausmeyer; mother, Marie Frederika (Sheve) Klausmeyer; brothers, Joseph, Alvin, Aloysius, (Ollie), Roman Klausmeyer; sisters, Frederika (Rikki) Sauter, Rose Klausmeyer, Dorothy Helten; husband, Raymond Keiter; and grandaughter, Jennifer Keiter. She is survived by brothers, Tony (Edith) and Lewis Klausmeyer; sister-in-law, Regina Klausmeyer; sons, Randy, Greg, Larry, David, Brad Keiter; daughter, Rebecca Keiter; granddaughters, Korbi and Robyn Keiter; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Cecilia was born February 09, 1927, and grew up on her...

Keiter, Cecelia Katherine departed this life for everlasting eternity March 11, 2017. She was preceeded in death by her father, Wilhelm Henry Klausmeyer; mother, Marie Frederika (Sheve) Klausmeyer; brothers, Joseph, Alvin, Aloysius, (Ollie), Roman Klausmeyer; sisters, Frederika (Rikki) Sauter, Rose Klausmeyer, Dorothy Helten; husband, Raymond Keiter; and grandaughter, Jennifer Keiter. She is survived by brothers, Tony (Edith) and Lewis Klausmeyer; sister-in-law, Regina Klausmeyer; sons, Randy, Greg, Larry, David, Brad Keiter; daughter, Rebecca Keiter; granddaughters, Korbi and Robyn Keiter; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Cecilia was born February 09, 1927, and grew up on her family farm north of Garden Plain, KS. She attended grade school at St. Mary's Alleppo. She then attended St. John's academy, graduating from Sacred Heart College both in Wichita. She then worked briefly as an AT&T phone operator in Wichita. She married husband Raymond Keiter in April 1948 and became a housewife, mother and helped run the family farm and quarter horse operation while raising the six children. She worked at Learjet and Cessna Pawnee in Wichita and was a successful Wichita realtor from 1972 to 2008. Cecelia was an accomplished barrel racer and enjoyed her recreational league bowling. She was also a woman of great faith belonging to St. Francis of Assisi parish in Wichita since 1969. Cecelia was devoted to her family, and especially her loving children and grandchildren. Not a day went by where she wasn't working hard to find someway to help them, cheer them on, pick them back up if they should stumble, and support each of their chosen paths in life. She had many friends and aquaintances who cherished her quick smile and friendly attitude towards them. Cecelia (our mom) had a great zest for life. She was famous within our family for her fried chicken. She enjoyed all of her Sunday afternoon rummy cards games. She cherished her grandchildren Korbi and Robyn. She will be greatly missed. It is through Cecelia's devotion to her children, and grandchildren, with her continual demonstration of self sacrifice, love, care and concern that she's leaving each with the inspiration to carry on with renewed strength and effort to lead the successful positive lives that they and she would be proud of. We'd like to thank the staff of Via Christi ICU for their help in her last days. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Devorss Flannigan-Hunt Mortuary. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16; Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, both at St. Mary's Alleppo Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery after the mass with dinner at St. Mary's social hall. The St. Marys altar society is graciously helping with the after rosary and mass refreshments and dinner.Arrangements under the direction of Devorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, Wichita, KS.