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Keith Absher of Benton

updated: 2/11/2019 3:57 PM

Keith Absher, 71, of Benton passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 1, 1947, in Logan, the son of Troy and Dorothy Aline (Kirkman) Absher.

He married Diane Cameron Feb. 20, 1970, in Benton and she survives.

Mr. Absher is survived by his wife, Diane Absher of Benton; three children, Karen Lynn Byrd and husband Keith of Biloxi, Miss.,Tammy Sue Overton of Benton, and Wendy Marie Gose and husband Charles of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and brother Robert Absher and wife Patti of Logan.

Mr. Absher was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Aline; sister Sharon Jackson; and one brother, William Absher. It was Mr. Absher's wishes to be cremated.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. For more information or to send online condolences, visit