TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Keith Edward Van Meter, 18, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2007, in Terre Haute from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born March 3, 1989, in Champaign, Ill., the son of Sheila (Coffey) and Darrell Townsend of Sikeston and Curtis Van Meter, he was of the Baptist belief. He attended Sikeston High School, where he was a member of the Sikeston Bleacher Bums and numerous scholastic clubs, through his junior year. He graduated from Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis in 2007. He worked for Abercrombie and Fitch in Bloomington, Ind., and had just started his freshman year at Ivy Tech in Bloomington with studies focused on the medical field.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by: his grandparents, Ken and Alma Coffey, Helen Welch and Jim Bennett of Sikeston and Royal Van Meter of Rensselaer; four sisters, Jessica Van Meter of Chicago, Emma Townsend and Olivia Townsend of Sikeston and Jordan Van Meter of Denton, Texas; one brother, Pierce Van Meter of Denton; cousins, Candice Coffey, Amber Coffey, Lauren Coffey, Taylor Causey, Michael Fisher, Kenny Fisher, Samantha Fisher, Cassidy Fisher and Shelby Fisher of Sikeston, Brittany Coffey of the state of Alabama and Lexis Coffey and Christian Coffey of Indianapolis; aunts and uncles, Jeff and Tammy Coffey of Indianapolis, Debbie and Bobby Fisher and Cynthia Hewitt of Sikeston; and countless dear friends.
He was preceded in death by two uncles, Steven Coffey and Otto Bean; two aunts, Glodeine Bizzell and Margaret LeCroy; and his grandmother, Carol Van Meter.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. until time of services at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Joe McCullough, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, will officiate.
There will be a private interment.