Keith Williams Clements was born on May 11, 1950- Mother’s Day- the third child to Virgil and Doris (Boggs) Clements, in Parsons, Kansas, where his dad farmed. His family moved to Haviland, Kansas when he was five, where he spent his childhood and teen years. His family belonged to the Friends Church in Haviland. Keith graduated from Friends Academy, as part of the last class the academy graduated before it closed. He went on to attend Friends Bible College in Haviland, Venard College in Iowa, and Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. After his college years, Keith worked in Quality Control at Cessna Fluid Power in Hutchinson, Kansas for thirteen years.