Betty L. Keefer, age 81, of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 29, at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral services for 81 year-old Betty L. Keefer are Wednesday, December 3, at 11:00 a.m., in the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
She was born on Sunday, April 02, 1933, in Bear Spring, TN, the daughter of Robert and Mary (nee Howell) Black.
On Wednesday, December 16, 1953, she married Roy M. Keefer who passed away on Friday, February 17, 2006.
Mrs. Keefer was born at Bear Springs, TN (near Dover, TN); she grew up in “Potato Patch Holler”, Robertson County, TN and was a May 15, 1953 graduated of W.T.Thomas High School in Stewart County, TN. She moved to Granite City, IL in 1956; to St. Jacob, IL in 1977; later she retired to Texas. Betty returned to Illinois and lived in Pierron and Pocahontas, prior to moving to Highland in 2011.In high school, she was a basketball player. She reared her children; and enjoyed sewing, gardening, quilting and playing cards.
Daughter – Debora L. Ebrecht, Highland, IL
Daughter – Teresa L. Ray, Pierron, IL
Daughter – Linda S. (David) Dapkus, Highland, IL
Son – Wesley M. (Irene) Keefer, Pierron, IL
Son – Damon R. (Wendy) Keefer, Troy, IL
Daughter – Tracy D. (Jim) Dean, Chester, IL
Son – Daniel W. Keefer, Highland, IL
Grandchildren – 24
Great Grandchildren – 36
Great Great Grandchildren – 2
Great Great Grandchild – One Anticipated
She was preceded in death by:
Father – Robert Black
Mother – Mary Black (nee Howell)
Daughter – Betty Ann Keefer (DOD: October, 1969)
Husband – Roy M. Keefer (DOD 2/17/06)
Brother – Henry Black
Brother – Joe Black
Brother – Chester Black
Brother – Charles L. Black
Sister – Lathie Sawyer
Sister – Beulah Cherry
Sister – Francis Glasgow
Sister – Grace Phillips
Sister – Fay Dismore (DOD 8/17/12)
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249