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In Memory

Keith Sillyman

Keith Sillyman

Keith Sillyman

03 Aug 1946 - 13 Jan 2024


Walter “Keith” Sillyman, age 77, passed away January 13, 2024 in Springfield, Missouri. Born August 3, 1946 to Walter and Elsie Sillyman.

Keith is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Delmar, Dale, and Doyle Sillyman; and sister-in-law, Shirley Sillyman.


Keith is survived by his wife, Sandy Sillyman; one son, Sheldon Sillyman and wife Elaine Cuddihee; three daughters, Lisa Sillyman, Cindy Dereu and husband Brian, and Tammy Mayfield and husband David; grandchildren, Josh Mabry and wife Lindsey, Megan Howerton and husband Kyle, Dakota Sillyman and wife Abbie, Dustin Mayfield and wife Girlie “Kinzie”, Landon Sillyman, Skyelar Sillyman, Beth Morales and husband Axel, and Cody Nichols; great-grandbabies, Zebidiah, Nathanael, Collyns, and Gideon Howerton, Kira, Scarlett, Pearl, and Claire Mabry; sisters, Vera Epperson, and Annabelle Ward and husband Charles; brother, Jerry Sillyman; and a host of nieces and nephews; special nephew Joe, cousins, and best friend and cousin Onita Bingman.


Keith was born in Bucyrus, Missouri and graduated from Houston High School in 1964. He spent most of his career selling in the food industry and specifically chicken for RC Sales. He was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals (baseball and football), NASCAR (Dale Jr.) and the Kansas City Chiefs. He was an avid card player and enjoyed reading Clive Cussler and Louis L’Amour books. He would often spend time fishing and floating the Piney River from Dog’s Bluff to Mineral Springs. He loved to support his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids in all of their sports activities. As a young man, he was into cars and motorcycles. Keith will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


A visitation for Keith will take place Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 1:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Emery Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes.