Keith Raymond Webber, a man who could fix anything, tell a joke to brighten your day, and solve the world’s problems over a cup of coffee, passed away on October 2, 2023. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Stockport United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Kathryn Hart and Diane Bales officiating. Burial will be in the Spencer Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield, IA with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Keith’s honor may be directed to EveryStep Hospice or to the Spencer Cemetery Association. Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Born on March 9, 1935, in Stockport, IA, Keith was a lifelong resident of the town, a testament to his love for the community and the farm life. Keith was the son of the late Raymond and Ona Crawford Webber. He was born on a farm in rural Stockport, not far from where he would spend his entire life. His education began in Stockport, but his senior year took him to Fairfield High School. The reason? Shop class. Keith was a man who loved to work with his hands, and the opportunity to learn more about fabrication was too good to pass up.
After high school, Keith married the love of his life, Letitia “Toots” Webber, in July of 1956 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale. Their journey together wasn’t always smooth sailing, and they did part ways for a time. But their path in life would bring them back together and they would remain inseparable for the rest of their lives. Keith was a lifelong farmer and an expert fabricator. If it was broken, Keith could fix it. If it didn’t exist, Keith could create it. He was also a member of the Stockport United Methodist Church and the Stockport
Lions Club, contributing his time and talents to the community he loved. But Keith wasn’t all work and no play. He was known for his love of making spiral staircases, a testament to his skill as a fabricator. He also had a knack for making people laugh. Whether it was a well-timed joke or a clever trick, Keith always knew how to brighten someone’s day. One of Keith’s favorite pastimes was his morning coffee group. Every morning, a group of friends would stop by his shop for a coffee and a chat. It was something that Keith always looked forward to. Keith Raymond Webber was a man of many talents and a heart full of laughter. His love for his community, his skills as a fabricator, and his ability to bring a smile to anyone’s face will be remembered by all who knew him. His passing leaves a void but his spirit will live on in the laughter he shared, the problems he solved, and the staircases he built.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leticia Webber; three daughters, Karmen Webber, Karlene McPherson, and Karla Webber Moser and three siblings, Pauline Likes, Wayne Webber and Robert Webber.
Left to honor his memory are his children, Krista (Larry) Hartman of Burlington, IA and Keith Wesley Webber of Stockport, IA; a stepson, Kerry Garmoe of Stockport, IA; eight grandchildren, Adam, Justina, Nick, Jordan, Cort, Kaleb, Kyle, and Kollin; eight great grandchildren with one on the way, as well as many extended family and friends.