Marjorie R. Keefer

July 14, 1920 ‒ December 10, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Marjorie R. Keefer, 94, of Galion died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at home.

Born July 14, 1920 in Akron, she was the daughter of Ralph and Clara (Blauers) Baird. She married Donald Keefer on March 27, 1944 and he preceded her on November 11, 2001.

She was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and Tiffin University. Marjorie was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Esther Circle. She worked at the law firm of Petri, Hottenroth and Garverick where she was an executive secretary to Kenneth Petri. She was a member of American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 Auxiliary, Galion Golden Age Club Board of Directors, Crawford County Genealogical Society, Galion Community Hospital Auxiliary and played in many bridge clubs.

She is survived by sons Donald Thomas “Tom” (Elsa) Keefer of Navarre and Gerald “Jerry” Keefer of Franklin, N.C.; daughter Margaret “Maggie” (Rodney) Dean of Galion; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; sisters Marian Haines of Crestline, Winnie Kleinknect of Galion and Roberta (Bill) Kolesar of Minnesota and sister-in-law Marty Baird of California.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by sisters Esther Wagner and Carol Kuenzli and brother Dean Baird.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday December 13, with Rev. Ash Welch officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Marjorie R. Keefer, and condolences may be made to them at

  • To my cousins and their families: Sympathy to all of you on the passing of my dear aunt who always wore a smile and always had a sweet word to say. She will be missed by many.

  • Tom, Jerry, Maggie and families – my heart is sadden by Aunt Margie’s passing. Our lives were filled with joy when Aunt Margie showed up and I know heaven is a happier, livelier place now that Aunt Margie is there! May God give you comfort and peace in your time of sorrow.

  • Bug and mags. Know that I’m so very blessed to have had the opportunity to meet such a beautiful and inspiring person known as your grandma and mother. She welcomed me into the family as did you both and I’m thankful for that time I had to get to know her.Your family is in my prayers and if there is anything I can do please do not hesitate. I love you both so much.

    • Thanks Katie. The loss of a loved one is hard. You have felt it since you lost your Grandpa. They are looking down on us every day, watching and hoping we make the most of our lives here so we can see them again in Heaven. Hope to see you soon.

  • Cyndi, So sorry to hear of your Grandmas passing. She was a sweet person. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.

  • Worked with Margie at Petri, Hottenroth, Garverick, & Tilson and had many enjoyable lunches at the park in the summer. She was always smiling.

  • Sorry to hear of Marge’s passing. You have our condolences. Those were the good old days at the office. Gosh how the years go by.

  • To the families of Marg.
    Max and I will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    She had and lived the good long life.
    sincere community member.
    Ruby and Max
    Harlingen, Texas

  • We know Tom & Elsa Keefer well and mourn with them, but we all know Marjorie is where she has been wanting to be her whole life. God Bless you all.

  • Deepest condolences for Tom, Jerry, Maggie and their families. We have so many happy memories of times with all the Keefers that we will cherish. Hopefully the memories of your Mom’s sense of humor and the happy times are of comfort to you now.

    • Thank you for the kind words. The many stories shared were wonderful. So glad everyone has such great memories to carry with them.

  • Dear Jerry and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You have our Deepest Sympathy Bill & Sandy French

  • Maggie,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of your Mom. She was the last of the original Portland Way North family. May all the memories she left you with, live on forever in your heart.

  • To the Keefer Family,
    Please accept our sympathy and prayers for the passing of Marjorie. Marjorie had a remarkable life.
    The Ron Nelson Family