Archive for Thursday, March 15, 2007

Obituary: Richard D. O’Keefe


March 15, 2007

Graveside services for Richard Dewayne O'Keefe, 39, Perry, were Monday, March 12, at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. O'Keefe died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.

He was born Aug. 25, 1967, in San Francisco, the son of Donald O'Keefe and Sharon Raybern. He grew up and attended schools in Lawrence.

Mr. O'Keefe was a drywall subcontractor and worked with B & B Drywall in Belton, Mo., for many years.

He married Leslie Rachelle Elkins on Oct. 14, 2005, in Lawrence. She survives of the home

Other survivors include four sons, Sabastian Lee, Eudora, Jashua O'Keefe, Shawnee Mission, and Austin Bonham-O'Keefe and Jesse O'Keefe, both of Perry; three daughters, Skylar O'Keefe and Jaimee O'Keefe, both of Shawnee Mission, and Tiffany O'Keefe, Perry.

The family suggests memorials to the O'Keefe Children Educational Fund, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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