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Keith Conboy1

In Loving Memory

Conboy, Keith D.

April 5, 1968 - January 14, 2024

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sunday, January 14, 2024.  Beloved husband of Carolyn M. Conboy (nee: Schaeffer).  Dear father of Kieran, Kendall, Maeve, Liam and Rory.  Dear son of Daniel and Kathleen Conboy.  Dear brother of Kevin (Susan) Conboy.  Dear son-in-law of Virginia and the late Dennis Schaeffer.  Dear brother-in-law of Pat (Tom) Watson, Tom (Anna) Schaeffer, Charlie (Cindy) Schaeffer, Deb (Rich) Beishir and Teresa (Steve) Gann.  Dear nephew of Maureen and Doug Beermann, Dan and Nancy Malone, Trudy and the late David Conboy.  Our dear uncle, cousin, coach and friend to many.

Keith was born in St. Louis on April 5, 1968 to Dan and Kathy Conboy of Crestwood MO.  He attended Our Lady of Providence Catholic School, Vianney High School, and Missouri State University.  While at MSU, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, studied Communications and 1st met his future wife, Carolyn Schaeffer.  After graduation, Keith worked for the Missouri Attorney General’s office as an investigator.  He went on to get master degrees from Webster University in Human Resources and Management, and worked as a Human Resources professional for many years.  Keith and Carolyn were married on September 28th, 1996 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Portage des Sioux, MO, where Carolyn grew up.  They settled in Crestwood where Keith grew up and spent their time raising their 5 kids, including a set of triplets, and at one time had 5 under 5.  Keith was diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease in 2008 when the triplets were 2 years old.  He began his battle which slowly affected his ability to walk, speak and swallow.  He carried the burden of his disease with grace and was one of the most positive and joyful people even while suffering.  Keith lived his life for others, especially his family.  He made people feel special…invited, respected, valued.  His love was felt by all he encountered and he made an impact on everyone he met.  Words cannot express how special he was and how much he will be missed.

SERVICES:  Funeral from Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Road on Friday, January 19, 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass.  Interment Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Mr. Conboy was a member of the Our Lady of Providence St. Vincent DePaul Society.  Contributions to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Our Lady of Providence appreciated.  Visitation Thursday 4 – 8 p.m.

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53 thoughts on “Conboy, Keith D.”

  1. Dear Family,
    Sending warmest condolences on Keith’s passing. During SMSU days in Springfield, I enjoyed Keith’s sense of humor, big smile, quit wit and the innate skill of just being an overall good human to those he met. Always an infectious smile when spending time with Keith. Sharing my prayers and love for the family during this difficult time. Rest in God’s peace Keith.

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  2. Conboy family,
    I’m very saddened to hear about Keith’s passing and my thoughts are with his entire family. We met at SMSU and Sigma Nu – he was a genuine dude always with a huge smile and hearty laugh and I know he will be missed by many.

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  3. Carolyn and children –
    I feel blessed to have know Keith, as a great boss/coworker and friend. He was definitely one of my favorite people in my life. He loved nothing more than his beautiful family.
    I will miss his smile and lunches with him catching up. He will forever be in my heart.

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  4. I’m so grateful for the time in October Mollie and I spent talking with him. He was so interested in others, humble and kind. What a wonderful man. Our hearts go out to you.

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  5. Sending condolences to the entire family. During my time as a pledge, Skip always made me feel like the most important person in the room. He was one of a kind and such a special person. Sending prayers and love to the family. Rest in Peace brother Skip.

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  6. I think it was the first time I met Keith., I was sitting alone at the OLP fall fair, feeling a bit out of place, while my daughter ran around playing with her friends (Maeve and Rory being two of them.) Keith walked up and asked how I was. He stood for a minute and chatted. It was a kind gesture, never forgotten. Every encounter with Keith exemplified his kind heart and considerate soul. The world has lost a very special person.

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  7. Keith was one of the bravest a hardest fighters I have ever met. He was so sweet kind and an amazing family man. My deepest sympathies to all. 💔

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  8. I love this family & am grateful to have shared my STL chapter with them. Sending my sympathy, love and prayers from South Dakota ♥️♥️

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  9. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this most difficult time. Always loved Skip’s quick wit and sense of humor – and he was a great mentor to me as a Sigma Nu leader. RIP brother.

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  10. Thoughts and prayers to the family during this most difficult time. Always loved Skip’s quick wit and sense of humor – and he was a great mentor to me as a Sigma Nu leader. RIP brother.

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  11. Carolyn and family – I do not know you or your family, but Keith was a special friend to my son, Steve. I want you to know that our family has been praying for you constantly, and we know there is another angel around His throne today. May you all feel the arms of Christ surround you during this difficult time.

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  12. Keith and Carolyn—such good friends of ours when we first moved to Fenton in Avalon Hills! As some of the first few families to move into the subdivision, we have such fun and fond memories of just hanging out and enjoying those carefree days before any of us had kids, and those important moments of the journey of starting our own families. Keith’s faith, quick wit and devotion to his family are just a few of his admirable qualities. Your family is in our prayers.

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  13. Carolyn, Kieran, Kendall, Maeve, Liam, and Rory,
    I know I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know… your husband/dad was one of the best people on the planet! One would never suspect Keith had any illness at all. His smile could light up the darkest room and he never thought of himself. He was a true humanitarian.
    Personally, I loved the “uber driver” years… I would often see Keith driving in our neighborhood and at a minimum, I’d get a honk and a hearty wave. Other times, he would pull over and ask about our family and our grandson… he always wanted to know what Phil was up to at work.
    We sure will miss him. Keith’s example will live on in all of you and everyone else who had the privilege of knowing him.

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  14. ˗ˏˋ ✞ ˎˊ˗Dear: Mrs. Conboy & Kieran, Kendall, Maeve, Liam, and Rory

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thankful for him, He’s a good coach for playing basketball. I’m always praying for you and your family. Mr. Conboy helps me learn how to play basketball with girls at OLP. He is an amazing coach. Rest in peace🕯️

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  15. Carolyn and Family

    My heart goes out to you – what an immense loss. Keith was a true gentleman, in every sense of the word, and so very well-respected and loved. My family and I extend our deepest condolences to you and will keep you in our prayers. I will always smile when remembering his kind and beautiful soul.

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  16. Sending my deepest sympathies to Mr. Conboy’s family💐🙏🏻💐
    What a tremendous loss ~ such a kind man, knowing him through his “coaching” my granddaughter Caroline M. & team, he will be missed ~ may you rest in peace 🙏🏻

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  17. Carolyn, Kieran, Kendall, Maeve, Liam, and Rory: my heart goes out to all of you during this time. Keith was an amazing and kind spirit. His smile and laughter always lit up the room. He taught me so much while working with him HR at E&D years ago. He always made every new employee feel welcome and was always a welcoming ear for those who just needed to vent sometimes. He was one of the best supervisors I have ever worked for and will be dearly missed. RIP Keith, you and your family will always be in my prayers.

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  18. Dear Carolyn, children, and family members,

    Keith was an exceptionally kind, lighthearted, and caring soul. Keith and I went to OLP together and our classmates all respected and cared so much for him. He was a role model for so many of us, and his sense of humor, his approach to life, and his cordiality and gentleness were the traits that I will remember the most.
    I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  19. When I think of my time at SMSU (as it was called then) I always think of Skip. He was Big Man on Campus in the best sense of the word. Everyone wanted to be his friend – and was. He truly did not know a stranger. He lived his life as an example for others. Even death cannot dim his light. All my love to Carolyn and the kids.

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  20. I am sorry to hear about Skips passing. Those days at SMSU and Sigma Nu are days I cherish and remember often and fondly. Skip was and is a big part of those memories. He will be missed. Best wishes to the family.

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  21. Dear Family,

    Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Skip was a fraternity brother at SMSU and a great mentor to me personally. His sense of humor and leadership skills have been instrumental to me throughout my life. He was a great human being and I know he will be missed by all of those close to him.

    Shawn & Julie Burcham

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  22. Honestly, I’m still trying to wrap my head around this. Its just hard to image a world without Skippy in it. He truly was one of the best and I will forever be thankful for the years of friendship. From that first time we met at the 66 drive in, to all the high school and college shenanigans and more recently to our lunches out – he was always a bright spot in the day. Being around him just made life better. To all of Keith’s family and especially to Carolyn, Kieran, Kendall, Maeve, Liam, and Rory – my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  23. I worked with Keith at Pace. Matter of fact, he was the one who hired me.
    What a favor he did for me!
    It was one of the best jobs I ever had and Keith made it even better.
    Kind, fair, funny is what I saw in Keith.
    Prayers to the Conboy family as you walk this road.
    Know that Keith was well loved by the Pace family.

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  24. I’m sending my prayers and sympathies to his family. He was my favorite boss I’ve ever had (Ascension). I know he loved his 5 kids because he talked about them all the time. He talked about driving them to their activities in the green machine. Thoughts of peace to all of his family and friends.

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  25. Keith was one of those guys you just loved to be around. He was my pledge son at Sigma Nu. His smile , humor and laughter were contagious. Many fond memories with him at SMSU. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss you Skippy!

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  26. Keith is special in so many ways. He was always interested in learning about and affirming the person he was visiting. This quality of Keith’s is rather unique. Because so many of us want to share and tell about ourselves. But Keith could listen as if you were the only person in the world.
    He was also forever devoted to Carolyn and the kids. He did all that he could to offer encouragement and deep insight to help them excel.
    Keith also deeply loves the Lord Jesus and now he is with Him forever. Keith set a high bar. He was such a great example of what a man should be. That is to love his wife, to love his children, to love others and to love the Lord.

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  27. Carolyn and family,

    Prayers to all of you now and in the days to come. I went to school with Keith at OLP and he was one of the best classmates. My mom (Toni Witte) has kept me updated for many years on Keith’s health status and I believe met Carolyn through the ACTS retreats. His selfless life is one that I admire and aspire to work towards. I know my mom kept him updated on my life and I am so thankful to have known him.

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  28. Thoughts and prayers to the Conboy family. Skip was fun and genuine guy and a great fraternity brother! He will be missed. Rest in peace.

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  29. I met Keith when he interviewed me for the position that I have had for almost 25 years now. As I sent out the notice of his passing to our employees, I cannot help but reflect on how Keith had a natural ability to make candidates feel at ease with his warm smile. He was a natural fit for HR. My thoughts and prayers to the Conboy family during this difficult time.

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  30. Quite simply – one of the nicest people I have ever met. A tremendous family man and an outstanding example of living a life of faith. All of the Wilds have the Conboy family in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please call us.

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  31. Keith.. nicest person ever known. Never ever seen him upset yet very calming and supportive. God gotcha…rest easy my PACE family…. Condolences to the Conboy Family

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  32. Carolyn, Kieran, Kendall, Rory, Maeve, & Liam,
    We are extremely sorry for your difficult loss. Keith was an amazing guy and always made me smile while growing up. He had such a kind heart and wonderful soul. He will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace in God’s Kingdom. Always remember the great times you spent with him and all he did for you. Picture him smiling and imagine his laugh and take a snapshot of that in your mind and keep it close to your heart. Love all of you and our cousin, Keith, will be greatly missed.
    Love,
    The Menendez Family
    Steve, Lisa, Tyler, Mason & Harper

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  33. Keith and I attended Our Lady of Providence together and I was fortunate to grow up with him. He was a caring, kind and compassionate friend to me and others and stayed that way throughout the rest of his life. Our lives and schooling and early adulthood took us in different directions, but we reconnected through an ACTS Retreat in 2008 and stayed in contact ever since. He was always quick with a smile, a handshake, a friendly greeting, and a pat on the shoulder. I always enjoyed our time together and the occasional lunches we had. He was a great person and I was honored to know him. I will miss him.
    Carolyn, if there is anything I can do for you and your family, please do not hesitate to ask.
    Jim Murphy

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  34. Dear Carolyn and all the family,

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved husband and loving father. Keith was such a gentle and kind man. His faith was one of his many strengths and showed through his actions and family. May all of you find comfort with each other and cherish all the beautiful memories.

    Prayers,
    Sam and Donna Catanzaro

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  35. Amazing man, husband, son, father and friend. As I read these tributes and notes from so many, we remember Keith from meeting him 25 years ago as members of SHVP Renew 2000 small faith couples group. All those couples were so inspiring and Carolyn and Keith were rocks of our faith community.

    Keith, was also a fellow Knight and took up the Grand Knight roll in our council as a young married man. A great leader, we saw our council rekindled into a thriving council in the early 2000’s. This is a testament to Keith, other Grand Knights and our church community. As witness of this, Our last council meeting, Jan 2024, had 38 men present…
    We were sad to see Keith and family move, but it was right by Sarah’s grandpa’s house, so we kept up with them as their family grew. What a great model of love and kindness.

    Please know your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, prayers and God’s grace,

    Jeff and Sarah

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  36. Dear Carolyn, Kieran, Kendall, Maeve, Liam, and Rory,

    We are so sorry for your loss and wish you light and peace on your grief journey. May God’s grace continue to be your guide.

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  37. I was very saddened to hear of Keith’s “Skippy” passing. Though we lost touch over the years, his name immediately brought back such great memories from the high school years. He was always the brightest spot in any room and a friend to all. Hugs and prayers to the family and may your memories bring you some comfort during this time.

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  38. I attended Our Lady of Providence and Vianney High school with Keith . He was one of those guys everyone wanted to be friends with and a really great person . I would run into Keith occasionally at the OLP fish fry’s . He would always have a smile on his face a friendly “Hello” and conversation .
    His passing is a true loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .
    Rest in peace my friend ….

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  39. Dear Carolyn and the Children,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Keith at the PACE program, some years ago. He was a wonderful person; so kind and dedicated. I will miss him. Take care, and may God give you comfort.

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  40. My condolences to Carolyn and their families. I didn’t know Keith, but Carolyn is a treasured Sister in Christ from the ACTS family. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you face this difficult time.

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  41. May God bless Carolyn and family during this very difficult time. Keith was a very special person who coached my kids in sports and made a huge impact in many lives. Our kiddos have grown up together since, literally living down the street from you all by OLP back in the day. We were very saddened to hear this news and you are in our thoughts.
    Amy, Zachary and Connor Purcell

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  42. Please accept our condolences and know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Some of our fondest memories of OLP is when Keith was Matthew’s basketball coach. Keith was always so kind and patient with the boys and making playing that much more fun. Know that Keith will always have a special place in our heart for his kindness and patience. May the grace of God be with Carolyn and the kids and the rest of the family.

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  43. Carolyn and the Conboy family – I’m sorry to hear about Keith’s passing. You have my sympathy. My personal and professional family are here for you.
    With sympathy,
    Steve Albart

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  44. I am heartbroken to learn about this. Keith was such an incredible man. He handled his disease with such courage and grace. I worked with Keith at Dash Multi-Corp and we became great friends. On the first couple of days of the NCAA basketball tournament each March, we would always take a long lunch so we could watch some of the games. We each coached some for our children’s BB teams and would draw plays on the whiteboard in his office. After he left Dash, we would still meet for lunch occasionally and catch up on the latest Mizzou news.
    God Bless Carolyn and the kids. May they find comfort in the man of faith he was and in knowing he rests with his Lord. Keith will be sorely missed.

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  45. Carolyn I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Was such a pleasure getting to know you and the triplets thru Andrew. Bill always enjoy talking to Skippy at the games. Hugs to all of you. You’re certainly in our prayers
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  46. My words are inadequate to convey how much I respected and admired Keith. He was simply one of the best people I’ve ever known. I had the privilege of working for Keith for a few years. He was the BEST boss – one like people write books about. He had a way of eliciting loyalty and hard work because of who he was. You knew he was a man of integrity, who worked hard, and had your back. He was very intelligent but also knew how to lead with compassion.

    Keith was special. When I try to think of how to sum up what I saw in Keith, it’s one word . . . intention. Keith lived with intention. He was intentional in his love for his family by living each day to make special memories with them and sharing his love and care for each of them. When he was away from them physically, I saw how they were still at the forefront of his thoughts and guided his actions. He was also intentional about growing in his faith and sharing that by example. He saw a need in people and met people where they were with a gentle and generous spirit. Keith was just as intentional with developing and nurturing friendships. It meant so much to me to know he cared and prayed for me. He would often call or text and ask, “How can I pray for you today?” It was a blessing to know he was a phone call away if I needed a wise ear or shoulder to lean on. I consider Keith one of my most cherished friendships. He had a profound impact on my life and he will be missed.

    My thoughts and prayers are with his lovely family.

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  47. Skippy was a cool and nice guy. We all looked up to him in Sigma Nu. Radiated good vibes. I will remember the fun and joy he brought to many and I wish him and family peace and prayers.

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