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Charles James Keithley

Keithley, Charles James, our little angel on Earth, born April 25, 2001, gained his Heavenly wings on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3:47 a.m. surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved son of Christine Keithley-Dirnbeck and David and Stephanie Keithley, loving brother of Luke and Delaney Keithley, loving grandson of Ann (Hayward) Liebling, Ed (Betty) Dirnbeck, and Gary (Suzanne) Keithley; a dear nephew and cousin. Charlie was reunited with his big brother and best buddy, Andrew David Keithley, in Heaven.

Charlie was diagnosed with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) at birth, a rare genetic disorder that affects many parts of the body. The severity of the disorder varies widely among affected individuals and range from relatively mild to severe. If interested in knowing more about CdLS please Google Cornelia De Lange or visit the web site

Due to the Coronavirus, a Celebration of Life will be held in Charlie’s honor at a future date to be announced. His remains will rest with his brother at St. John’s Cemetery in Ellisville, MO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cornelia de Lange Foundation (} or the Andrew D. Keithley “Make It Count Memorial Scholarship Fund” (} in Charlie’s memory.


  1. Deborah Young on July 2, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Hugs to you Charlie… And give a big hug to Andy.We will take care of your mom, your brother and your sister here! Much Love Deborah and family ❤️

  2. Beth Palmer on July 2, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to Charlie. Continued prayers and love for the family. To Charlie and Andy…… until we meet again.
    Much Love,
    Aunt Beth and Bill

  3. Noel McKeon on July 2, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    A beautiful tribute Chris! My heart goes out to you. Sending hugs!


  4. Jeanette connell on July 3, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Prayers to you and your family. ❤️

  5. Bonnie Nemkovich on July 3, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Hugs and prayers to you and your family, Christy!! May you find comfort and peace knowing that he’s with this big brother now! With deepest sympathy!!!

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