Obituary – Keith, Herman Otis

Herman Otis Keith

Class of 1954

1954 Maroon SpotlightHerman Keith
Herman Keith

Basketball 50-54; President of Senior Class 53-54; Vice President Student Council 53-54; F.F.A. 51-54.

Herman Otis Keith

September 28, 1935 – January 5, 2014


The funeral service for Herman Otis Keith, age 78, will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Central Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Steve Lance and Rev. Rodney Wardwell officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Visitation with family will be Tuesday evening 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Herman was born to Arnold and Nan (Howell) Keith on September 28, 1935 in Payne County, Oklahoma, and died Sunday, January 5, 2014, in Oklahoma City.

Herman graduated from Perry High School in 1954 and married Elizabeth Betty Platt on December 10, 1955. He owned and operated Enid Sales and Service, a sub-surface pump shop, for over forty years. He loved spending time with family whether watching a game or taking family vacations in his RV. Herman attended Central Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; three daughters, Patti Ruiz and husband Willie, Jana Keith, and Jeri Carpenter and husband Wayne, all of Enid; grandchildren: Stephanie Coffman and husband Kevin, Maria Unruh and husband Jonathan, Kathryn and Rachel Ruiz, Jessica, Cole and Ethan Carpenter; great-grandchildren: Caleb Baade, Payten Unruh, Jonathon and Sandra Coffman; brother Don Keith of Perry; sisters Lenora Phelps and Clara Givens, of Perry.

Memorials may be made to Central Assembly Family Life Center.