Mr. Kevin Allan Keefe of Newport, departed this life on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 53. He was born July 9, 1963 at Hinsdale, Illinois, the son of Elmer Frederick and Leona Lucille Burandt Keefe.
Following graduation from Highland High School, Kevin attended Arkansas State University. He married Miss Melissa Templeton on October 2, 1993, and together they spent 23 years. Kevin loved working in the yard, cooking and smoking meats, and housework. He was a perfectionist, who kept everything in its place. He also loved football, especially Notre Dame.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Melissa, of the home; one son, Jacob Keefe, also of the home; his mother and father-in-law, Linda and Larry Templeton of Swifton; special pets, Sadie and Star; and a lifetime of friends.
Kevin’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, for their loving care.