IMOGENE WRIGHT KEITT

 

IMOGENE WRIGHT KEITT died Saturday evening, the 20th of December 2003. She was born in Hubbard, Hill County, Texas on the 7th of October 1911 to Ira Lou and Elizabeth Pearl Wright. Imogene was educated in the Hubbard Public Schools and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University. Imogene was a devoted member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church since 1946. As a member of the church, she was active in the Saddler Bible Class and had recently joined the Cathedral Bible Class. Imogene was involved in numerous Christian and charitable organizations, including the Blue Bird Circle, the P.E.O. Sisterhood - Chaper AF, the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, the Holly Hall Retirement Community, the Junior League of Houston, and the Daughters of the American Revolution - Lady Washington Chapter. An amazing woman, her life could be measured by the incredible number of friends she accumulated on her journey through life. Imogene was truly a shining Christian example for others to follow. She enjoyed the tremendous love and respect of her family and will be dearly missed. Imogene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W. J. Keitt; and her son, William Wright Keitt. She is survived by her son, Richard H. Keitt and wife, Barbara; daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Keitt; grandchildren, R. Ellis Keitt and wife, Lori, Joanna Bordelon and husband, Matt, Elizabeth Sunderman and husband, Chris, Clare Keitt Golemon, William I. Keitt, and Lynn Reynolds and husband, Michael; great grandchildren, Amy Keitt, Bill Keitt, Oliver Keitt Golemon, Emma Bordelon, Erich Bordelon, Ryan Sunderman, David Reynolds and Brian Reynolds. The family will receive friends from five until seven o'clock in the evening on Monday, the 22nd of December, at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. A Memorial Service will be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 23rd of December 2003, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street in Houston, with Rev. Dr. L. James Bankston and Rev. Terry Thompson co-officiating. Graveside services will then follow at four o'clock in the afternoon at Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Texas. In lieu of usual remembrances, and for those who so desire, memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Methodist Foundation, 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77004 or to the Holly Hall Retirement Community, 8304 Knight Road, Houston, TX, 77054. "Her body was old and worn, but her spirit is new and free. Yonder she goes, we pray that we may follow."

Published in Houston Chronicle 12-22-03