Subject: [ALL] Obituary Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 13:17:28 -0600 From: elinor ross
To: PAALLEGH-L@rootsweb.com Posted on: Allegheny County, Pa Query Forum Reply Here: http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/USA/Pa/Allegheny/21290 Surname: Keefer Roseburg ------------------------- From the Press-Enterprise/Thursday, January 6, 1994 Elinor R. Keefer = University's head librarian retired in 1967 Elinor R. Keefer, 82, of 57 E. Main St., Bloomsburg, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.5, 1994, at Sycamore Manor, Montoursville, where she had lived for six years. Born in Mount Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Mary E. Roseburg Keefer. She attended Mount Lebanon public schools, and graduated from Dormont High School in 1928. She was cum laude graduate of Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, in 1932 with a bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree in literature at Pitt College, Pittsburgh, and also graduated from the Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, in 1950 with a degree in library science. Ms. Keefer had lived in Bloomsburg since 1950, retiring as head librarian at Bloomsburg State College in 1967 after 17 years service. She also had taught in the public schools of Allegheny County for 19 years. Ms. Keefer was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Bloomsburg. She also was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library, Columbia County Historical Society, and the American Association of University women, Bloomsburg. She was homored in 1987 by Muskingum College as an outstanding alumna. She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene L. Keefer, and sister Gertrude Griffin. Survivng are nieces and nephews. Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from Dean W. Kriner Inc, Funeral Home, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with her pastor, the Rev. David C. Kingsley, officiating. Burial will be Monday in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.
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