Robert G. Keefer, 86

March 26, 2009

OCT. 22, 1922-MARCH 24, 2009

BIG COVE TANNERY, Pa. - Robert Grant "Bob" Keefer, 86, of Big Cove Tannery, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at his home.

Born Oct. 22, 1922, in Webster Mills, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas and Jessie Mellott Keefer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Edwards Keefer. They were married May 16, 1944.

In the 1950s, Bob started Keefer Lumber Co. in Big Cove Tannery.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda M. Goetz of Orrtanna, Pa., and Charlotte Krout of Hanover, Pa.; two brothers, Wilbert Keefer and Charlie Keefer of McConnellsburg, Pa.; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. The Rev. David Hamilton will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Ridge Christian Church Cemetery.


Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

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