Joanne C. Keefer

Born: Fri., Jun. 10, 1938
Died: Wed., Jun. 24, 2020

Private Services


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 30, 2020
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

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Joanne C. Keefer, age 82, of Pottsville, PA passed away Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at Schuylkill Center in Pottsville.

Born in Pottsville, PA on June 10, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Christine E. (Toohey) Everly.

Joanne was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1956. She worked as a Lab Secretary first at the Phoenixville Hospital and then at the Eagleville Hospital.

Joanne was a member of the former St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon and a member of St. Patrick's church retirement group. Joanne loved doing crafts and cross stitch.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Donald W. Keefer Sr. on March 19, 2012, two sons: Timothy D. Keefer and Donald W. Keefer Jr., a great-granddaughter Sophia, and a sister Janice Spano.

Joanne is survived by a daughter Tammy L. Damore and her husband Michael, Pottsville; nine grandchildren: Dann, Kristin, Courtney, Kendra, Alicia, Melissa, Michael, Jason, and Kaitlin; fourteen great-grandchildren: Stella, Brianna, Isabella, Devin, Vincent, Eathan, Noah, Emily, Preston, Samual, Eliana, Ezekiel, Madison, and Aiden; and nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday evening from 7-9pm at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon.

Joanne's Mass of Christian Burial and interment will be held private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Church 250 East Hancock Street Saint Clair, PA 17970.

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