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“Sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marianne and the family. My wife and I will never forget the generosity that...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Bruce & Teresa Goodpaster - FL

“So sorry to hear of Jimmys passing. Thoughts n prayers to Marianne and family. He will be missed by many. He was just an all around nice guy. Dave...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dave and Sharon Thomas

“Jimmy you was such a great person to know and you had whys of putting a smile on someone face you will always be in my heart and you will never be...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Kaye Lehnhoff - Kettering, OH

“My condolences to Marianne and the Keady Family. I have fond memories of hanging out with Jimmy in school years. Seeing Jimmy at the Peerless Mill...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Bob Whalen

“So sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing. Our prayers are with Marianne and the Keady Family. So many great memories, from Toledo, to poker at the...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Bruce & Eileen Henry

“Marianne, I was so sad to hear of Jim's passing. You both are such wonderful people and an amazing couple. I always loved to see you two because...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle Reeder

“Marianne, very sorry to hear about Jimmy. I haven't seen you guys much lately but Jimmy was always one of "the good ones". He'll be missed by a lot...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Jon Bossong

“Very Sorry to hear about Jim. He was another of the class Keadey Family members and was loved by many people in the area. His personality was evident...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Pees

“Although I only met Jimmy in 1997 I feel like I've known him forever. I don't consider many people "friends" but Jimmy was one of the few. I will...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Stacy - Dayton, OH

“Jimmy..i will miss seeing you in my check-out line at Krogers. But you will always be remembered in my heart.Sincerely Kaye Lehnhoff. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Marianne, I'm truly sorry for your loss, Jim was a very nice and generous person, with a huge heart. I'll never forget the wonderful food he prepared...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Spiller - Fairborn, OH

“We are so sorry to hear about Jim's passing and our prayers are with you and your family. We will always remember Jim sitting at the bar at KD's,...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Jerry and Paula Bell

“Marriann, I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Jim and you! You both have always been so kind and generous, always leaving everyone...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Grace Wilhelm

“Mariann, I'm so sorry for your loss. Though I haven't seen you two in a long time I have lots of great memories of hanging out camping etc. my...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Cheryl Jacomet

“Jim touched so many people. He was warm and generous and if you worked for him you were family. Thoughts and prayers for Marianne and all who loved...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Kate Brown

“Jim was kind, compassionate and joyful! He greeted anyone he met with a smile and good word. God bless all who loved him. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Kim Faris

“Dear Keadey family, I am very sorry for your loss. Jim was a special man with such a big heart. He welcomed me into his restaurant with little...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Bernie Hall

“To the Keady Family - One of the first places I ever stopped for dinner after moving to Dayton was KD's. Although at the time I had no idea who he...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Brent Sheerer

“The Keadey Family: We're so very sorry for your loss. We've been to KD's often and have always felt welcomed and enjoyed the interactions. Jim...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: The Blunt Family

“Dear Keadey family, My family and I have been frequent customers at KD's and loved talking with Jim. Even during these brief interactions, it was...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Becca and John Hall and family

“I worked with Jimmy at the Peerless Mill Inn and was always fond of him. My sincere condolences to Marriann and all the family. Rest in peace my...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Clara Moore - Lady Lake, FL

“"Thanks, kid." I have never felt more welcome in any business than I do at KD BBQ. May this genuine man rest in peace. On behalf of my mom, my...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Matthew Goeller - Kettering, OH

“Marianne, Bill and Mike,Jimmy was a great man and dear friend to many. He and his smile will be greatly missed by all.Love and prayers ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Sheila Ballard - Kettering, OH


KEADEY, James (Jim) David, age 63, of Kettering passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Kettering Hospital. Jim was born on July 6, 1953 to William and Mary Keadey in Toledo, OH. He graduated from Oakwood High School and from the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Hyde Park, NY. Jim helped open the Peasant Stock Restaurant in Kettering and later worked at the Peerless Mill Inn as the Executive Chef in Miamisburg. Jim was also the proud owner of KD's Kettering BBQ for 16 years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marianne; brothers, Bill (Penny) Keadey, Mike Keadey; brothers-in-law, Bill (Kathy) Whitehead, Fred Whitehead; mother-in-law, Doris Whitehead, several nieces, nephews, and their families. Also the staff and close friends who he considered family. A special thanks to the staff of Kettering Medical Center. A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:30pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 East Stroop Rd., Kettering, with a memorial service to follow at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SISCA or Dayton Humane Society or charity of choice.

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