Obituary of Coralie Keith
Please share a memory of Coralie to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
Coralie Keith passed away peacefully August 14, 2022 after a brief illness. Coralie was born
December 14, 1928 at home in Morland, Ks to Charles and Essie Maupin. She was the fourth
child of eight children; she had two brothers and 5 sisters. She was raised on a farm and
attended school in Morland, Ks. She married the love of her life Otto Keith, January 27, 1946.
They farmed the homestead in Penokee, Ks until moving to the Columbia basin during the
Columbia Basin irrigation project in the Royal City area in 1958. They raised their five children
on the farm until Otto’s passing October 16, 1963, when she was left to raise their children on
her own. In 1971 she moved to Othello where her youngest child finished her schooling. She
worked two jobs for many years at agricultural processing plants and cooking/waitressing in
local establishments. In 1989 she lost her home to a fire caused by a faulty hot water heater,
and she started over at the age of 61 years old. She never complained no matter how tough
times were in her life. She finally retired in 1998 and moved to Moses Lake to be closer to her
children. She loved being surrounded by her family; they were the joy of her life. She loved to
garden, cook, preserve food, embroider, sewing, dancing and socializing, she never met a
stranger. Often you would see her at local fairs watching her grandchildren showing livestock
and at soccer fields cheering them on. Later in life she enjoyed her game shows, word find
books, puzzles and being with her family. She leaves behind her children 4 sons Charlie (Keva),
Wilbur (Andrea), Phillip (Carol), Richard (Barb) and 1 daughter Susan (Dave) Swank. 13
Grandchildren, 24 Great grandchildren with another one on the way, 7 Great great
grandchildren. 3 sisters; Phyllis, Mary and Charlene, all of Hill City, Ks and numerous nieces and
nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Essie, her beloved husband Otto,
2 brothers Elwin and Dale Maupin, 2 sisters Imogene Garrison and Redonda Patton.
Her funeral services will be held in Othello Washington at the Nazarene church, 835 S. 10 th Ave,
Tuesday August 23, 2022. A viewing will be at 9 am to 10 am, service will at 10 am followed by a
burial at Bess Hampton Gardens.