2018-05-24 / Obituaries

Helen L. Keefer

Mercersburg, 87

Helen L. Keefer, 87, Mercersburg, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Woodland Retirement Home, Orbisonia, Pa.

She was born in Emmaville, Pa., on October 26, 1930, the daughter of the late Dessie (DeShong) and William C. Welsh. She was the widow of Clarence Loyd Keefer whom she married February 12, 1955. He passed away January 1, 1981.

She graduated from Mc- Connellsburg High School in 1949, was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Mercersburg, and American Legion Post #517 Ladies Auxiliary in Mercersburg.

She had worked at G.C. Murphys, Fulton County National Bank and Sagner Sewing Factory in Mc- Connellsburg, and many other factories. She also worked at the Grand Piano Furniture Co. in Hagerstown, and retired in 2002 from James Buchanan High School.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Cindy Keefer, Mercersburg; a grandson, Eugene L. Keefer Jr., Mercersburg; a granddaughter, Cheryl L. Keefer, Mercersburg; a sister, Sue Yeager, Hustontown;; a special niece, Carol Layton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sons: Russel C. Keefer and Eugene L. Keefer; sisters: Betty Mellott, Opel Raker, Goldie Kerlin, Florence Fix, Amy Drenning, Irene Feight, Alice Mellott and Faye Koontz; and brothers: David H. Welsh and James A. Welsh.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 29, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.

A memorial service will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, with Pastor Harold Yeager officiating.

Interment will be held at a later date.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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