Keith C. Bowers

Keith C. Bowers, 77, of Brazil, passed away at home, with his family by his side, October 12, 2016 following a battle with cancer.

Keith was born April 16, 1939, in Hamilton County, the son of Samuel and Lavon (Castor) Bowers. He graduated from Walnut Grove High School with the class of 1957 and then Purdue University in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. Keith worked for Grower’s Co-op, in Clay and Vigo County’s retiring after 39 years of service with the company.

Keith married Marilyn Kissel, on November 5, 1961. Together they attended the Brazil First United Methodist Church. Keith was a devoted member of the church and had served on many committees over the years. He was also a dedicated volunteer for the Clay County Habitat for Humanity for the past 15 years. Keith served on many mission trips where he helped to rebuild communities after natural disasters. Finally, he was a member of the FarmHouse fraternity at Purdue University. In his free time Keith enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Marilyn of Brazil; 3 children: Teresa Lancaster and husband Randall of Peru, Indiana, David Bowers and wife Carly of Ladoga, Indiana and Amber Hecko and husband John of Greencastle, Indiana; grandchildren: Ansen Lancaster, Abbie Lancaster, Isaiah Lancaster, Samantha Pesich and husband Rudy, Nathan Bowers, Wilson Hecko and Leo Hecko and great-granddaughter Harper Rose Pesich; as well as a sister Sue Morris and husband Jim of Lapel, Indiana.

Services will be at the Brazil First United Methodist Church, 201 North Meridian Street, Brazil, Indiana, 47834, Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church, Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brazil First United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen or the Clay County Habitat for Humanity. French Funeral Home has been entrusted with his care. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.