Keefer, Doris

Posted in Obituaries

Doris I. Keefer, 91, formerly of Fayette,  Ohio, died Sept. 11, 2013, at Fountain Park Assisted Living and Memory Care in Bryan, Ohio.

She was born June 9, 1922, in Fulton County to the late Lawrence and Edna (Brehm) Towne. She married Kenneth W. Keefer on Jan. 9, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 2004.

Doris was a lifetime homemaker and Fayette-area resident. She enjoyed shopping and outdoor activities such as gardening, fishing and camping.

She is survived by a son, Roger (and Judy) Keefer of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Jackie (and Ray) Tate of Fayette; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Keefer; her siblings Lyle Towne and Ardith Reinking; a granddaughter, Rhonda Keefer; and a daughter-in-law, Betsy Keefer.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Don Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Williams & Fulton Counties or to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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