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Michael Keyes

Michael Keyes

May 11, 1970     ~     December 23, 2009

Michael Wayne Keyes, 39, Horse Cave, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at his residence. A native of Boston, he was a son of the late Richard Eugene Keyes and Elizabeth Jones Keyes. He was an employee of Wendy’s and a collector of Indian Artifacts.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Kayla Patton of Oak Hill, Ohio and Emily Page Sturgill of Horse Cave; six brothers, Bob (Terri) Keyes of Nashville, Jim (April) Keyes of Beckley, WV, Danny (Denise) Keyes of Horse Cave, Roddy Keyes of Jefferson, GA and David Keyes of Boston; two sisters, Michelle Elam of Jefferson, GA and Donna Keyes-Desrosiers of Bellingham, MA; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Keyes.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Lighthouse Church in Horse Cave with burial in the Lighthouse Church Community Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

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Guest Register

15 Entries for Michael Keyes

  1. Terri & Bob Keyes says:

    Michael, We love you very much and will miss you terribly. It is a sad day for our family.

  2. Danny&Denise keyes says:

    muh brother “mike” also known to many as “keezz” you will be missed by us all and loved by us all forever brother words can’t say what you mean to me..i will see you again my brother,, we are asking that the whole family put aside our differences and come together and show your love for mike and your love for us..we lost a great part of our world when we lost you, i don’t know how but we will be strong and we will take care of your beloved wife and your daughter emily we love them as much as you do i just want the rest of the keyes family to show the love ‘help betty and emily’ and learn how to forgive and forget..god says we should forgive..mike made peace with his troubles and was and is a great man..please lets all band together and help each of us through this “may god rest his soul”

  3. cheryl says:

    Not only was I shocked I was also heartbroken by this news. Betty and Mike were not only family they are my best friends. Mike I know you are up there looking out always for Betty and emmy lou and just because we cant see you it dosent mean you’re not here. One day Betty and I will take our final road trip to come meet you and im sure once again you will be waiting for her. To Mikes family im sorry for your loss he was a good man and I for one will miss him greatly. For Betty please call me if you or Emily need anything or if you just want someone to talk to. I love you guys and im here for you.

  4. greg and sandra kilgo says:

    i am sorry for the loss of mike. i knew of him through danny,my prayers go out to this family at this time. may the grace of god be with danny and his family through these trying times.

  5. janice says:

    i am bettys sister and i for one know what she is going thru i have been there myself betty just take it day by day i know you are feeling like your world is ending but i promise it gets better you will heal but you will never forget and he is always on your mind bless you and girly and mikes family

  6. mary keeton kell says:

    Betty just wanted you to know we are thinking about you.. You and your kids are in our prayers…I am truly sorry for your loss.. If there is anything I can do please just call 812-766-0087 love ya

  7. Jim & April Keyes says:

    Saddened by not being able to be there….Our Love for Michael has not lessend…We are all faced with the same reality that as of Dec, 23rd…Michaels soul and spirit has moved on…to a better place to be reuntied with family and people that has passed before him . What a joy it is to know that that Mike gets to see his Mother and Father again…and his brother Richard……I consider him a pretty lucky man !

    Betty….Kayla…Emmy….you 3 was Mike’s life and he loved you dearly….your lives together was just starting…and trust me….it will never end. Mike will continue to help us all work our way through life !

    To my Family…we must fill these voids that we are left with with the rocks that we are….and not let our structure come down! Be strong….love one another…and help each and everyone one of us deal with this devastating situation that has become all to familer to us!


    Jim,April, Justin, Jaime, and Joe

  8. Todd F. says:

    Sorry for your loss….Mike will be missed….a friend to all.

  9. kayla patton says:

    Mike was a wonderful person,he was like my dad and he will always be forever missed and hes always forever in my heart

  10. kim turver says:

    mike we love you and u will always be in our hearts,make my burgers still mooing
    love always Kim, John, Biggen,Adam,Tannie man

  11. kim turvey says:

    mike we love you and u will always be in our hearts,make my burgers still mooing
    love always Kim, John, Biggen,Adam,Tannie man

  12. Danny Keyes says:

    wow mike can’t believe it,even still today. we are all hrting as much today as we did when you left us. you taught me alot. and showed me that forgiveness is easy, our lives have not been the same with out you. i still visit your, and i bring the dogs with me….they know exactly where your grave is.. boot,s and dora lynn miss you ..they know everything about you cuz i am always talking about you to them.. they are your babies mike and i let them know that all the time.. i miss u bro with all my heart and love u as much.. will cya one day in heaven …save me a place near you….cuz when i get there …….i don’t wanna miss a thing love to ya “mike” “keez” from Danny DENISE and boots,doralynn, romeo,smoke,sassy anne, maggie may, and cross, not here but still yours is pee wee, miya, campy, and haus….

  13. danny keyes says:

    hi mike thanks for being with me in spirit i know it is you helpin me .we all miss you brother mike i am trying hard to make it ,but the world is a cold and lonly place..still no word from our supposed sisters , i know they will have to answer to god …but they are like judas deny us and betray us..god will deal with them..i love you mike and miss you so very much..i hear from jim once in a while.and he is the only one of the brothers that cares..
    i have been lookin for david but with no luck at all ..maybe you can help find him..i gotta go for now..talk to you later. stop by if ya can luv ya brother danny..

  14. danny keyes says:

    hey brother mike, well it is another year gone bye….find myself all alone and missin ya…you would be really proud of the dogs.. they are awesome..they are all i have left of you except memories…boy got alot of em too…lol ..betty still talks to me..she is doin ok..i miss her being around ..she was my best friend here…stay with me in spirit mike..i need the strenght right now..still ain’t heard from michelle or bob..i talked to rod a few times ..he always says gimme your number ill’ call you back after work or sometime ,and he never does..bob won’t even answer any messages i send him..jim is only brother left that cares….mr parker is in bad shape i talked to him before christmass…also talked to schav and munt…well thanks for listenin .. i will holler later..miss you mike….Danny

  15. Danny Keyes says:

    hey brother mike,things are lookin up..got some good news from the lawyer..we got a favorable decision …thanks for your help..love you mike.u r the best brother..i miss you alot…mr parker is hangin in there..i guess jim is doin ok..as for the rest of the family…well i guess they will be the ones that miss out….keep givin me strength,i need it…love you brother mike..c u 1 day in heaven…save me a place..give mom dad a kiss for me..i will holler laterz..miss you mike….Danny