Avon K. Hyten, daughter of the late Harry and Louie Pratt Keith, was born in Lehi, Utah on Sept. 21, 1918, and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab in Puxico, Mo. on Jan. 4, 2012, at the age of 93.
She had lived in the Puxico area most all her life, and was a member of the AAM. She most enjoyed quilting, reading and spending time with her family.
On March 15, 1937, she was married to Paul Everett Hyten. He preceded her in death on November 2, 1998.
Surviving are two sons, Stacy Hyten and Ronald Hyten, both of Dexter; seven daughters, Joyce Lowery, Sandra Cryts, Tressa Oliver, all of Puxico, Ruby Cookson of Gypsy, Bonnie Moore and Shiela Singleton of Dexter, Mo. and Audrey Keller of Dexter; 37 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Henry Keith of St. Louis, Earl Keith of Madison, Wisc., and Byrrul Keith of Wappapello; and one sister, Jane Tucker, of Bloomfield. Other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Seabaugh, and two brothers, Ray and Mac Keith.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico with Rev. Dennis Dublin of Puxico officiating.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of arrangements.