Mervin J. Keefer of Wilmington

Mervin J.  Keefer

Mervin J. Keefer

Mervin J.  Keefer, 86, of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 24, , at Foulk Manor North Healthcare in Wilmington. He was the husband of Regina Derham Keefer, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. His first wife Margaret “Peggy” Hogg Keefer, died in 1988.

Born in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary Hoch Keefer.

Mr. Keefer was a Bookkeeper at Waste Management in Kelton, for more than 25 years, retiring in 2000.

He was a member of the West Grove, Presbyterian Church, in West Grove, since 1945. He had also served as the church treasurer.

He enjoyed playing golf, playing cards, traveling, gardening and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael J. Keefer of Pittsburgh, Scott B. Keefer and his husband Alf of Philadelphia, and Troy S. Keefer of West Chester; one daughter, Terri Larzelere and her husband Ron of Kennett Square; two step-sons, Kevin Kelly of Blades, Del. and Chuck Kelly and his wife Peg of Phoenix, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Betty McCoy and her husband Jimmy of Pennsville, N.J. and Peggy Majors and her husband Kevin of Newark, Del.; four grandchildren, one great grandchild, nine step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at the West Grove Presbyterian Church, 139 Evergreen Street in West Grove. His Funeral service will follow at 11. Burial will be in the New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Route 896 in New London.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution in his memory may be made to the West Grove Presbyterian Church, 139 Evergreen Street, West Grove, PA 19390

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home in West Grove.

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