Doris I. Keefer (1922-2013)

OBIT - DORIS KEEFERDoris I. Keefer, 91, formerly of Fayette, died early Wednesday morning, September 11, 2013, at Fountain Park Assisted Living & Memory Care in Bryan, OH. She was born June 9, 1922, in Fulton County, to the late Lawrence and Edna (Brehm) Towne. She married Kenneth W. Keefer on January 9, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 2004.

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

Surviving are a son, Roger (Judy) Keefer of Fort Worth, TX; daughter-in-law, Jackie (Ray) Tate of Fayette; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

A funeral service for Doris Keefer will be held Monday, September 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette with Pastor Don Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in honor of Doris to Visiting Nurses & Hospice of Williams & Fulton Counties or to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

Friends can share memories and condolences with Doris’s family online at

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