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Keith W. Sprouse

January 6, 1934 — October 17, 2018

Keith W. Sprouse, 84, of Marysville, Kan., passed away peacefully with the love of his family surrounding him on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20 at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.Keith was born January 6, 1934 in Kansas City, Mo., to Gertrude DeYoung Sprouse and Orion W. Sprouse. In 1952, he graduated from Seaman High School in Topeka, Kan. After completing 2 years of his undergraduate degree at Washburn University, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1955 until 1957 when he was discharged as a Sergeant. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in 1959 and went on to receive his Juris Doctor of Law from Washburn University in 1961.In 1962, he moved his family to Marysville where he began practicing law with Galloway Wieger’s Law Firm and later became a partner. During his law career, he served as Marshal County Attorney for two terms and served as District Judge of the 22nd Judicial District for 8 years. He retired in the year 2000.On February 12, 1954, he married Peggy Hill in Topeka.Throughout his lifetime, Keith was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, served as a U.S.D. 364 School Board Member, member, director and president of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Arab Shrine Temple, Oriental Band, Jesters, NeMar Shrine, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Jaycee’s, and the Rotary Club where he was awarded the Paul Harris Award. He was also a member of the Marysville Country Club, the Old Buzzards Coffee Club, Moose Club, Elder and member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, a Fellow with the Kansas Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.Keith enjoyed collecting vinyl records and preserving them, photography, hunting, fishing, boating and most of all spending time with his family who was everything to him. He was also part owner of the Establishment, a popular pizza place enjoyed by many, in downtown Marysville, during the late 1960’s and early 70’s.He was proceeded in death by his parents; step father, Marvin Brummett; sister, Kay Scharfenberg; and daughter, Stefanie Jo.Survivors include his wife, Peggy; two daughters, Suzanne (Ron) Gill, DeWitt, Neb., and Stacie Mayer, Marysville; 4 grandchildren, Carissa (Scott) Horton, Junction City, Cameron (Kristen) Bruna, Cleveland, OH, Kelsie (Adam) Tryon, Olathe, Kan., and Gannon Mayer, Kansas City, Mo.; and 4 great grandchildren, Aiden, Logan, Grady and Landrie.Memorials can be made to the Marysville Union Pacific Depot Restoration and sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Keith W. Sprouse, please visit our flower store.

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