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Jean Keefner

Jean R. Keefner

1933 - 2014 GREAT BARRINGTON Jean R. Keefner, 80, of Great Barrington, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Fairview Commons Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Great Barrington on Oct. 21, 1933, daughter of Alice Merwin Reed and the late Richard Reed. She attended local schools and was a 1951 graduate of the former Searles High School. For many years, she worked in the banking industry as a teller and in customer service, until 1997, when she retired from Pittsfield Co-Op. She enjoyed traveling in her R.V. Besides her mother, Alice Merwin Reed, Jean leaves her husband, Richard M. Keefner, whom she married Aug. 30, 1952; two sons, Michael P. Keefner and Richard J. Keefner and his wife, Sandra, all of Great Barrington; two daughters, Kathy A. Keefner and her husband, James W. Eichstedt Sr., of Great Barrington and Laurie J. Keefner and her husband, Christian Bourdon, of Rhode Island; a brother, the Reverend Richard P. Reed, of Chester; a sister, Marilyn R. Trainor of Pittsfield; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Jean R. Keefner, who died May 19, were private, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery with her brother, the Reverend Richard Reed, officiating. In keeping with Jean's wishes, there were no calling hours. BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230 in charge of arraignments. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Jean's memory may be made to the Great Barrington Police Association, Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Service, or HospiceCare in the Berkshires, all in care of the funeral home at 33 South Street Great Barrington, MA.01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com

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Birches-Roy Funeral Home
33 South St Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-3080

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 8, 2014
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