Keith Parsons Obituary

Keith L. Parsons
Keith L. Parsons
Keith L. Parsons

September 15, 1929 - January 4, 2004
Born in Chariton, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Keith L. Parsons went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 4, 2004. He died at Mercy Hospital of a heart attack with family and friends at his bedside. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Galilee Baptist Church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Keith was born September 15, 1929 in Chariton, Iowa. The family lived in the Chariton and Russell areas before moving to Des Moines in the early 1940's.

Keith married Marguerite Broherd on September 1, 1950 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The song "The Church in the Wildwood" was very special to him.

Keith worked for Iowa Power and Light Co. for 37 years, retiring in October 1985. He was a member of Galilee Baptist Church, Campers on Missions Club, Young at Heart Club and IBEW Local 499. He loved to travel and was happy to say he had been in all 50 states. He liked to camp and go to gospel and blue grass shows.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marguerite; four children, Kenneth (Debra) Parsons of Des Moines, Gelene (Robert) Logsdon of Ankeny, Beverly Parsons of Des Moines and Roger (Carol) Parsons of Colfax; six grandchildren, Chad Logsdon, Travis, Brent, Jessica and Joshua Parsons and Alisa (Allen) Lamb; three great-grandchildren, Bailey James, Andrew and Brianna Lamb; and one brother, Richard (Toni) Parsons of Indianola He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ruth Parsons; brother, Lowell Parsons; and grandson, Brian Logsdon.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Galilee Baptist Church, the American Heart Association or the Delaware Township Firefighters Association.




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galilee Baptist Church
2208 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, January 7, 2004
10:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Wednesday, January 7, 2004


Galilee Baptist Church
2208 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
American Heart Association
1111 Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA 50314