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Gary Keesling

November 11, 1945 — August 16, 2021

Grove

Gary Ray Keesling, age 75, of Grove, OK went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Monday, August 16, 2021. Gary was born November 11, 1945 in Grinnell, Kansas, to Ray and Nadine (Rueschhoff) Keesling. He graduated from Great Bend High School and served in the United States Army, before attending Fort Hays State University.

Gary lived in Derby, Kansas for several years before moving to a house he designed and built with his own hands in Grove in 2002. He married Maria Welch in April, 2007. He was very active in service to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Welch-Keesling of Grove; sisters, Connie and Tim Coleman of Salina, Kansas; Denise and Mike Brull of Hays, Kansas; his brother Randy Keesling of Derby, Kansas; daughter Jenna and Ryan Seddon, of Pueblo, Colorado; and son Jared Keesling and Dena Stewart, of Wichita, Kansas; and one granddaughter, Leah. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Wake / Rosary service at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove. Visitation following at 7pm.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Grove. Burial following at the Olympus North Cemetery in Grove. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Elizabeth/parish improvements.  Online condolences may be made at www.honoringmemories.com

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Service Schedule

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Recitation of the Rosary

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Worley Luginbuel - Grove

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Worley Luginbuel - Grove

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

1653 113th St NW, Grove, OK 74344

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