Linda C. Keith, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at her home in Peotone.
She was born on August 5, 1954 in Harvey, IL, the daughter of Theodore J. and Edna June (McCready) Wateska. She married John Wayne Keith on November 18, 1972 at Free Methodist Church in Harvey, IL. Linda worked at McDonalds in Peotone for many years where she enjoyed her co-workers and meeting all the people who patronized the restaurant. She also took great pride in being a homemaker. She was an avid shopper and baker, especially being known for her cookies. She was a lifetime member of Monee Free Methodist Church which originated in Harvey. Linda was the church pianist since she was 16 years old. She loved to vacation and travel with her husband, John. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, John Wayne Keith of Peotone; her children, John Wayne “Duke” Keith Jr. of Breese, IL; Rebecca (Rocky) Clark of Bartlesville, OK, and Jennifer Keith of Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren, Hannah, Johnny, and Jeffrey Keith and Meghan, Marissa, Zachary, and Ezekiel Clark; two brothers, Dan (Anna) Wateska of Huntington Beach, CA and David (Chiemi) Wateska of Irvine, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Wateska.
A public visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 30 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The wearing of a face-mask and the practice of social distancing will be required to attend this visitation. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral on Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Kevin DeVries and Pastor Pat Coakley officiating. The wearing of a face-mask and the practice of social distancing will be required to attend this funeral service. Private burial will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated.