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June 14, 2014
Mildred Ann Keefer, 82, of Hunter Lane, New Ringgold, died Saturday at her residence.
Born in New York, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Martin and Anna Svetlik Rihacek.
A 1949 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Mildred was a retired real estate agent and appraiser, and had worked for Charlotte A. Solt Agency, Tamaqua, and later for Kaplan Real Estate, Pine Grove.
Mildred was a member of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, Tamaqua.
She was a former treasurer for Schuylkill Habitat for Humanity.
Mildred enjoyed traveling, gardening and photography.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Keefer, in 1997; great-grandchild, Adalie Wagner; and son-in-law, Patrick Brayford.
Surviving are daughters, Patricia Glogg and her husband, Larry, New Ringgold, Michelle Keefer Parmenter and her husband, Herbert, Emmaus, Anne Groff and her husband, Donald, New Ringgold, Jeanmaire Brayford, Frackville, and Jennifer Strouse and her husband, Stephen, New Ringgold; sons, Daniel Keefer and his wife, Wanda, and Christopher Keefer and his wife, Rita, both of New Ringgold; sister, Blanche Tobias, Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren, Melanie Runkle, Luke, Pam and Vikki Glogg, Kati, Jon and Shayne Groff, Brianne and Tyson Keefer, Matthew and Christine Keefer, Alissa Wagner and Abbie and Jake Strouse; three great-grandchildren, Mckenna and Noah Runkle and Danya Carter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Jerome Church, Tamaqua. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zizelmann Roche Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Tamaqua. Contributions may be made to St. Mary's Cistercian Monastery, 70 Schuylkill Road, New Ringgold, PA 17960 or Covenant Home Care, 1223 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville, PA 19555. Online guest registry: www.zrgfuneralhomes.com.
Zizelmann-Roche Funeral Home
500 E Broad St Tamaqua, PA 18252
Published in Republican & Herald on June 17, 2014