Northumberland – Amy Virginia Keefer, 91, formerly of Orange Street, transitioned to a better life, Tuesday morning, October 20, 2020 in Grandview Health Home, Danville where she had resided for the past three years, as a result of COVID-19.
She was born July 11, 1929 in Winfield a daughter of the late Arthur D. and Hazel G. (Fetter) Sanders. On March 17, 1946 she married Paul Albert Keefer who preceded her in death in 2002.
She attended Snyder County Schools.
Mrs. Keefer and her late husband owned and operated the neighborhood store at 137 Orange Street from 1946 to the early 1980’s.
Amy was a devoted mother and her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She was a nature lover and enjoyed her trips to the mountains looking for sparkly rocks. Amy also enjoyed her trips to Knoebels to watch the entertainment and meet with friends.
Her hobbies included her flower garden, cooking and baking, especially her meat loaves and her famous hot cheese spread. Amy took pride in helping her daughter and son-in-law maintain the entrance way to Pet Haven Cemetery at Northumberland Memorial Park.
Surviving is one daughter and son-in-law Christine Ann and Keith Raymond Slear of Northumberland, numerous nieces and nephews and her loyal companion “Oscar” a 68 yo turtle.
Amy was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, James, Harvey and Ralph Sanders and two sisters Elsie Troxell and Shirley Yoder.
The funeral services will be conducted privately. Interment will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
In lieu of flowers donations in Amy’s memory may be made to the Food Pantry of Trinity United Methodist Church, 6th and King Street, Northumberland 17857.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Cover at Grandview and Audra and Valinda Simpson for all they have done to help.
Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland.
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