Dennis Keefer


MARSHALL – Dennis K. Keefer, 71, of Marshall, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., with his wife of 51 years by his side. He was a retired business manager for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

A service honoring his life is 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Pearce Funeral Home, with Pastors David Laborde and Bill Duke officiating. Burial is in the Forsythe Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the funeral Home.

Mr. Keefer was born Dec. 31, 1948, at Mapleton, Ore., the son of Wendell and Earline Shonk Keefer. He married Faye Douglas Nov. 29, 1968, at Marshall, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ross Keefer of Paris and Jason Keefer of Marshall; a brother, Jerry Keefer of Marshall; and a very special friend, Bill Duke of Paris, who gave one of his kidneys in 2000 to Mr. Keefer.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Don Keefer, Phil Keefer and Gary Keefer; and two half brothers, Ben Rowe and Bob Rowe.

Mr. Keefer was a 1966 graduate of Marshall High School and received his Bachelors in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University. He was a member of the Community Bible Church of Paris. He previously pastored churches at Kingman and Cats, Ind., and two local churches, Asbury United Methodist Church and Oliver United Methodist.

He served this nation in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Bible Church.

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