Keith Edward Van Meter, 18, formerly of Sikeston, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Terre Haute, Ind., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 3, 1989, in Champaign, Ill., the son of Sheila (Coffey) and Darrell Townsend of Sikeston and Curtis Van Meter. He was of the Baptist faith.
He attended Sikeston High School through his junior year, where he was a member of the Sikeston Bleacher Bums and numerous scholastic clubs. He graduated from Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis, Ind., in 2007. He worked for Abercrombie & Fitch in Bloomington, Ind. He had just started his freshman year at Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Ind., with studies focused on the medical field.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Ken and Alma Coffey, Helen Welch and Jim Bennett of Sikeston, and Royal Van Meter of Rensselaer, Ind.; four sisters, Jessica Van Meter of Chicago, Ill., Emma Townsend and Olivia Townsend of Sikeston, and Jordan Van Meter of Denton, Texas; one brother, Pierce Van Meter of Denton; cousins, Candice Coffey, Amber Coffey, Lauren Coffey, Taylor Causey, Michael Fisher, Kenny Fisher, Samantha Fisher, Cassidy Fisher, and Shelby Fisher, all of Sikeston, Brittany Coffey of Alabama, Lexis Coffey and Christian Coffey of Indianapolis, Ind.; aunts and uncles, Jeff and Tammy Coffey of Indianapolis, Ind., Debbie and Bobby Fisher and Cynthia Hewitt of Sikeston; and countless dear friends.
He was preceded in death by two uncles, Steven Coffey and Otto Bean; two aunts, Glodeine Bizzell and Margaret LeCroy; and his grandmother, Carol Van meter.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home with Brother Joe McCullough, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church officiating.
There will be a private interment.