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Alfred G. Key, 88, of Effingham passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Willowbrook of Effingham.
A celebration of life for Al will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Effingham, with Rev. Pam Laing officiating. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to your favorite charity in Al's memory, or simply be kind to one another. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Alfred was born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Buford Bottom, Iron County, Missouri, the son of William Jennings Bryan and Ona Dell (Talley) Key.
Al served in the United States Marine Corps from 1946-1948 and in the United States Marine Corps Reserves from 1950-1951. He was a member of the Leadwood Masonic Lodge 598, AF & AM in Leadwood, MO, since 1956, and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite. Al was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Effingham.
Al is survived by his daughter, Gayle A. Key of Stevenson Ranch, CA; son, John V. Key of Mountain View, WY; grandson, Garrett L. Key of Portland, OR; and sister, Margaret Twomey of Green River, WY.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Noah P. Key; and sister, Ona Bonita Young.
Published on July 13, 2017
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