2014-01-02 / Obituaries

A. Marie Keefer

Little Cove, Pa., 99

A. Marie Keefer, 99, formerly of Little Cove, Pa., died at 9:50 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2013, at The Shook Home, Chambersburg.

Born October 16, 1914, at Little Cove, she was a daughter of the late Harry A. and Louie Johnson Gordon.

She and her husband farmed together for more than 50 years on their farm at Little Cove.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Little Cove for 87 years. She was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the Altar Guild. She enjoyed her family, flowers, gardening and canning.

Surviving are five daughters: Janet M. (Mrs. Gerald C.) Carbaugh, Helen L. (Mrs. Ronald E.) Bryan, Joan L. (Mrs. L. Alfred) Weller, Margaret I. ( Mrs. Alan R.) Jaymes all of Mercersburg; and Jean E. (Mrs. Jay B.) Shultz of Chambersburg; 15 grandchildren; 30 greatgrandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. “Wimmie” Keefer; a son, Donald W. Keefer Sr.; grandchildren: Linda M. Carbaugh and Benjamin T. Hann; four sisters; and a brother.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday December 27, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Little Cove. Pastor Neil E. Ray officiated. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Barbara Suder, 220 N. Third St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

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