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Nellie E. Keefer, 86

AUG. 21, 1924-MARCH 6, 2011

March 08, 2011

Mrs. Nellie E. (Helman) Keefer, 86, a guest of Menno Haven Retirement Community, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of 15618 Pennsylvania Ave., State Line, Pa., died at 12:18 a.m., Sunday, March 6, 2011.

Born Aug. 21, 1924, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ethel (Grosh) Helman.

Mrs. Keefer attended Grove Hill School, Five Forks.

She and her husband, Chester F. Keefer, were married April 23, 1944, in Hagerstown, Md. Mr. Keefer died April 10, 1996.

In her early years, Mrs. Keefer was employed by Stanley Co., Chambersburg, and later worked as the bookkeeper for the family business, Chester F. Keefer and Son Mobile Home Supply, State Line, from 1965 to 1997.

She was a member of Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, and enjoyed gardening and cooking.

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Keefer and his wife Susan, State Line; two sisters, Hilda Helman, Marion, Pa., and Mary Dull, Quincy, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Helman, Zullinger, Pa., and Wilbur Helman, Altenwald, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Rose Peck, and brother, Donald Helman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, with the Rev. J. Herman Fisler officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for one hour before the service at the church.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Rd., Greencastle, PA 17225 or to American Cancer Socieity, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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