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Hilda Loretta Keefer

April 9, 1933 December 20, 2018
Hilda Loretta Keefer
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Cumberland, MD - Hilda Loretta Keefer, age 85 of Cumberland, MD went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 20, 2018. 

Born April 9, 1933 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late William Davis Steele and Viola Emma (Burkholder) Steele. Loretta was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Elmer Leroy Keefer, Jr.   

Loretta moved to Cumberland in 1938. She was a 1951 graduate of Allegany High School.  She was employed by the Memorial Hospital as a Medical Laboratory Technician for 42 years.  During this time she worked in the Blood Bank, Chemistry and Hematology departments.  Loretta was a lifelong member of Central Assembly of God Church.  In her early days she played the accordion and the Church organ for services and events.   

Loretta and her husband, Elmer joined the Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club in 1972. They bred and raised Boston Terriers for many years, often selling them around the country.  Loretta served on the Board of Directors and Trophy Committee.  She also served as Publicity Chairman, Hospitality Chairman, and helped organize every Club project for over 35 years.  Loretta and Elmer are the only members to have received an “Above and Beyond” Lifetime achievement award.  They retired from the Club in 2013. 

Loretta was a kind and loving woman who always put others first. She was passionate about her family and enjoyed sharing family stories and keeping in touch by sending emails and texts to everyone.  She loved recording videos and taking pictures at family gatherings.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her two granddaughters who were the light of her life.  She enjoyed being outside and tending to her flower garden.  Loretta continued to root for the Allegany Campers even though her husband and children were all Fort Hill Sentinel graduates.   

Surviving are her three children: Mark T. Keefer; Michele R. (Keefer) Crowe and husband John, Ridgeley, WV; Dean B. Keefer and wife Karen, Oakland, MD; two grandchildren: Lauren N. and Katelyn E. Keefer, Oakland, MD. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Ann (Steele) Bittner. 

Family and Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Thursday, December 27, 2018, from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., and from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. 

A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Tom Lantz and Chaplain Paul Demers officiating. 

Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park.


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Visitation

Thursday

27

Dec

1:00 PM 12/27/2018 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/27/2018 3:00:00 PM
Adams Family Funeral Home

404 Decatur Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Adams Family Funeral Home
404 Decatur Street Cumberland 21502 MD
United States

Visitation

Thursday

27

Dec

5:00 PM 12/27/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Adams Family Funeral Home

404 Decatur Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Adams Family Funeral Home
404 Decatur Street Cumberland 21502 MD
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

28

Dec

11:00 AM 12/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Adams Family Funeral Home

404 Decatur Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Adams Family Funeral Home
404 Decatur Street Cumberland 21502 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Memorial Park Final Resting Place

13800 Bedford Road, NE
Cumberland, MD 21502

13800 Bedford Road, NE Cumberland 21502 MD
United States
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