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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