Mary Keefauver

Mary KeefauverMary Jo Keefauver, 72, of Lewistown died at 6:16 a.m. Dec. 9, 2017, at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.

She was born June 12, 1945, in Macomb, a daughter of Paul E. and Lela Howell Porter. She married Donald Keefauver on Dec. 22, 1963, in Ipava. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Patrick (and Lori) Keefauver of East Peoria, Dean (and Chrissy) Keefauver of Nashville, Ind., and Kyle (and Kathy) Keefauver of Glasford; one daughter, Lori Jo (and Richard) Bushey of Strafford, Mo.; two brothers, Sam (and Linda) Porter of Ipava and Bill (and Nancy) Porter of Vermont; one sister, Katherine (and Norm) Miller of Table Grove; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Berean Christian Church in Ipava.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at her church with Pastor Doug Krukewitt officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Berean Christian Church Building Fund or the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/13/2017


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