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Patricia & Richard Keefer

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keefer of Elyria will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19, 2019. Richard and the former Patricia Dostall were married at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., with the Rev. Aros C. Schotz officiating.

A 1946 graduate of Clearview High School, Richard served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Fruehauf Trailer, Kroger Co. and Invacare until retiring in 1984. Patricia, who graduated from Elyria High School in 1948, worked for Elyria Memorial Hospital, M.R. Patel M.D., Western Adjustment and Inspection Co., and Schlather Insurance until retiring in 1994. They are longtime members of Abbe Road Baptist Church.

The couple have four children, Joyce (Don) Schuster of Elyria, Tim (Vicki) Keefer of North Ridgeville, Judy (Herk) DesChamps of LaGrange, and Patti (Jeff) Worcester of Spencer; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

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Richard and Patricia will celebrate their special day at home with a dinner given by their children.

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