Keith D. Beitzel

August 16, 1959 ‒ September 08, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Keith D. Beitzel, 61, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday morning, September 8, 2020 at his home.  He was born on August 16, 1959 in Mount Gilead to the late Stanton E. and Esther N. (Rickett) Beitzel.

Keith was a member of the New Life Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon.  He retired from the State of Ohio, where he worked for over 24 years as a Maintenance Superintendent.  After retirement, Keith went to work for Morrow Manor in Chesterville. In his spare time, Keith enjoyed going fishing with his friends.

Keith is survived by his wife, Penny (Hess) Beitzel; children, Brian Beitzel of Mount Vernon, Nikki Pope of Mount Vernon and Bryce Pope of Centerburg; grandchildren, Alicia, Trinidy and Ethan; siblings., Peggy Dewey of Galion, Ed Beitzel of Arizona, Judy West of Galion, Kenny Beitzel of Bucyrus, Sandy Luckey of Michigan and Roger Beitzel of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by a daughter, Krista Beitzel; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Betty Hess.

The family will have a celebration of life service at a later date.

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  • Keith was more than our ” maintenance man”. He was always willing to lend his ear and help us all out anyway he could. The residents absolutely loved him! He had a few he greeted daily with ” how are you today young fella?”. Keith was not just a coworker but a member of our little family. He absolutely adored Alicia and talked about her daily. My prayers are going strong for all of his family and will continue daily.


  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Keith.I work for Lannings Foods and deliver to Morrow Manor on Tuesday & Thursday he would always come out and talk to me. Sure going to miss those talks.Rip Brother

  • Oh Penny, I ache for you and the loss of Keith. Please know that I am lifting you & your family up at this difficult time. Sending big cousin hugs & love to you!

  • Penny and family I am so very sorry for the sudden passing of Keith. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  • Alicia and family-
    Just breaks my heart! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
    Love, Ms. Mary
    (Been with Alicia since she was in pre-school)

  • Dear Beitzel Family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with this difficult loss.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Penny and the family. The last time we talked, he mentioned how much he loved his wife. I worked with him at Marion Correctional and he always gave me a hard time but Keith had a kind heart. We will miss Keith.
    Randy Canterbury and Cloyd McMannis