Keith, Emmeline

Emmeline Gertrude (Brewer) Keith, 86, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away September 26, 2017, in Rapid City.

Emmeline Gertrude (Brewer) Keith was born on September 14, 1931 in Batesland, to William Brewer and Helen Knight-Brewer-Adams. Emmeline passed away on September 26, 2017 at her home in Rapid City.

Emmeline is survived by her sons, Kenneth Keith and Shawn Keith both of Pine Ridge; daughters, Mary I’atala, Pine Ridge, Kathleen Keith, Rapid City, Tiara Ruff, Sylva, NC, and step-daughter, Debbie Saunders, Poulsbo, Wash.; hunka daughter, Clementine Tyon, Pine Ridge; sisters, Sylvia Nelson, Rapid City, and her twin, Leona (Brewer) Stabler, Pine Ridge; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Emmeline was preceded in death by her spouse, C. Hobart Keith; parents, William Brewer and Helen Knight-Brewer-Adams; son, Jonathan Keith; brothers, Art Brewer, Louis Brewer, Dave Brewer, Fred Brewer, Clement Brewer, Patrick Brewer, and Joseph Brewer; sisters, Marjorie Gunther, Francine Nelson, Cecelia Bagola, Marie Brewer, and Bertha Nelson.

Visitation services were held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge.

Rosary services began at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 2, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, with Father Peter Klink, S.J., Father Christopher Johnson, S.J., and Mr. Charles McGaa officiating. Mr. Kenneth Keith performed the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 3, at the Knight Cemetery in Batesland.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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