Doris L. Keefer
Doris L. Keefer, age 98, of Mansfield and formerly of Shelby, died early Saturday morning, April 24, 2021 at her home at Wedgewood Estates.
Doris was born July 6, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Herbert E. and Bessie M. (Allen) Smith. She was a 1941 graduate of Roslindale Massachusetts High School. On October 3, 1948, Doris married Wayne L. Keefer and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2017 after 69 years of marriage. In 1988, Doris retired from Lazarus Department Store at the Richland Mall after 17 years of service.
Throughout her life, Doris was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby. She had also been a member of Infant to Adult Mothers Club, UAW Retirees, and was a Red Cross Hospital Volunteer until the age of 90. Doris and Wayne traveled extensively and enjoyed sailing.
Doris is survived by 2 daughters: Norma M. Keefer (Michael Iding) of Centerville, Ohio and Pauline L. (Samuel) Patton, Jr. of Mansfield; a son: Kevin A. Keefer of Stony Point, NY; a granddaughter: Katie (Miguel) Resto; a great grandson: Deklyn; and many step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Doris was preceded in death by her grandson, Nicholas Keefer, and a brother, Lawrence Smith.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 10-11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. The family kindly requests that those visiting wear masks. Pastor Jeff Croft will officiate the services and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 18 South Gamble Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Doris’ obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
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