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Graveside Service

Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
Saturday July 25th, 2020

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Oleta Keifer

Oleta M. Keifer, 98, of Washington, died Sunday April 12, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Richmond.  A memorial fund has been established for Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Oleta Mae (Boese) Keifer was born May 14, 1921 in Wayland, Iowa, the daughter of Samuel and Lela (Bain) Boese. She was united in marriage to Howard Keifer on August 10, 1940, in Palmyra, Missouri. The couple lived and farmed in the Richmond community before moving to Washington over 20 years ago. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Oleta was a huge Hawkeye fan and never missed a football or basketball game on TV.

Survivors include two sons: Doug (Joan) Keifer of Ankeny, IA, Jim (Kathy) Keifer of Kalona, IA; three grandchildren: Jamie (Pete) Jones, Ryan (Katya) Keifer and Neil (Haley) Keifer; six great-grandchildren: Keifer, Harper and Asher Jones and Miles, Emma and Neve Keifer; and sister-in-law Anita Keifer of Iowa City.

Preceding Oleta in death were her parents and her husband Howard.

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I remember going to my aunts as a kid and the pigs they had. Great food also. RIP.

Jane Iverson Corneils Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM

Jim i am so sorry for you and your family. Thank you for letting me know as I had not feard of her passing. Additionally I am saddened by the passing of your mother. She was a great neighbor and wonderful person. I will greatly miss her. Please let me know what I can do to help you family in your time of need.

Darin Beezley Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

Jim and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We send our sympathy and prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

Duane and Lucetta Sobaski Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Oleta Keifer

ruth (Earnest) Heck Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

Jim, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Thoughts are with you at this time.

Ron Augustine Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathySallie Jones and family

Sallie Jones and family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM