Keith Jurney HackathornMarch 30, 1931 ~ May 17, 2017 (age 86)
Keith Jurney Hackathorn, 86, of Newton died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 22, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 21, at the funeral home. Memorials to Hospice of the Midwest or the First Baptist Church may be left at the funeral home.
Keith, the son of Andrew Everett and Martha (Medlin) Hackathorn, was born on March 30, 1931 in Unionville, Missouri. He grew up in Unionville and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. On December 26, 1950, Keith was united in marriage with L. Irene Hill in Pollock, Missouri. They made their home in Newton, Iowa where Keith worked as an Assembly Line Foreman at the Maytag Company for over 40 years, retiring in December of 1989. Keith was a member of the First Baptist Church of Newton, the American Legion Post 111, and the VFW Post 1655. He enjoyed woodworking, restoring tractors and painting cars. He was also a talented drawer.
Keith is survived by his wife, L. Irene Hackathorn of Newton; two sons, Gail (Char) Hackathorn of Newton and Mark (Elizabeth) Hackathorn of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Adam Hackathorn, Patrick Hackathorn, Matt Hackathorn, and Kathryn Hackathorn; step-grandchildren, Payton Growney, Shannon Growney, Colleen Growney, Lora Hadsall, Shawn Behun, and Ryan Hackathorn; and his sister, Opal Morris of Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Otis Hackathorn, Andrew Hackathorn, Clifford Hackathorn, Faundria Ratliff, Genevieve “Jane” Davis; and a step-grandson, Michael Hackathorn.