Minetta Keys

March 1, 1927 - February 5, 2018

Minetta Keys, 90, of Batavia, IL. passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 surrounded by her family in Soughton, WI.  She was born March 1, 1927 in Crystal Springs, MS., the daughter of Charlie and Missie (nee. Barnes) Welch.  She was united in marriage to Henry A. Keys in 1944 at Quenshaw, MS. 

She was survived by her three children; Gloria Cowherd, Henry (Susan) Keys and Charline (Tommy Brand) Adams, forty-three grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Henry A. Keys, two daughters, Carolyn Johnson and Mary Alice Cooper.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia, Ave., Batavia, IL. 60510.  Funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 PM also at the funeral home.  Interment will be held at River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. IL.

For additional information please contact Moss Family Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900 or

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