Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Wayne L. Keefer

Wayne L. Keefer, age 89, of Mansfield and former Shelby resident died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Wedgewood Estates in Mansfield in the company of his wife and children.

He was born October 1, 1927 in Lucas County, Toledo, Ohio the son of the late Tim L. and Ardella M. (Robertson) Keefer. He was a 1945 graduate of Willard High School. Wayne served in the United States Navy and was a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. Wayne was a 36 year employee of Fisher Body in Mansfield retiring in 1992. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Shelby where he sang in the choir, UAW Retirees where he was past vice chairman. He enjoyed Shelby genealogy and singing for many years with the Fun Center Chordsman. He was an avid sailor on Clearfork Reservoir and enjoyed many Windjammer voyages on the coast of Maine.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 69 years, whom he wed on October 3, 1948: Doris L. (Smith) Keefer, of Mansfield; 2 daughters: Norma M. Keefer (Michael Iding) of Centerville, Ohio and Pauline L. (Samuel) Patton, Jr. of Mansfield; a son: Kevin A. Keefer  (June Jeffers) of Stony Point, NY; 2 grandchildren: Katie (Miguel) Resto and Nick Keefer; 2 sisters: Elaine Martin of Sandusky, Ohio and Beverly Jean Yoha of Florida; Many step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family are welcome on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10-11 AM at Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on at 11 AM.

Rev. Carl G. Beighley will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby with military honors. Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Alice Mescher says:

    My Deepest Sympathies to the Keefer Family. There are many good memories of visiting and playing in the backyard.

  2. Barbara Fugate says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to your family I have many fond memories of the fun times we had at choir practice. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

  3. Rob and Jan Kennedy says:

    Norma, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Much love!

  4. Linda Prater says:

    Sorry about your loss. May God give you the strength and comfort.

  5. Terri (Dillon) Brown says:

    Pauline, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Our prayers are with you

  6. Terri (Perman) Devito says:

    To the whole Keefer family, I was truly sorry to hear about your husband and father. I have such fond memories of growing up with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  7. Judy Mitchell says:

    Norma, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You have my deepest sympathy.

  8. Roxi DiSalvo says:

    Dear Norma, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing . Hold tight to your memories. Sending love to you and your family.

  9. Sue Williams says:

    Norma and the entire Keefer family, You have Craig and my deepest sympathy. I have many great memories of our school years and the time spent at your family house.

  10. Robert Patton says:

    We are sorry to hear about your loss, Pauline, god bless your and Sam! Robert & Sandra Patton!!!

  11. Linda Spearman Knell says:

    Keefer family, thinking of you during this tender time & wishing you peace & comfort.

  12. Patt & Wayne says:

    Doris, Pauline and Sam,
    Sorry to read about the death of your husband and Dad. May God give you peace and comfort. The Bell at the Silvers Meals.

  13. Pat (Krupp) Will says:

    My. deepest sympathy to the Keefer family. May God comfort you and grant you peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jim Sizer says:

    My deepest sympathy to Norma Keefer and family. Norma I am sorry to hear about your dad.

  15. Mike and Liz Villarreal says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Mr. keefer’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.

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