William E. O&Keefe
Date of Death: December 6, 2010
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William E. O&Keefe, 91 William E. O?Keefe, 91, of Lafayette, died Monday Dec. 6, 2010, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 20, 1919, in East St. Louis, Ill., where he graduated from Central Catholic High School. He was the son of the late Matthew and Mary Walsh O?Keefe. He served in the Army…

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Tammy Sanders left a message on December 14, 2010:

Mike, Beth, Brian, Katie and Tori,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I want to let you know that even time doesn&t erase good memories, it makes them more precious. I fondly remember Mike rushing off after a Sanders& gathering to be with his dad. I always admired that about a Mike, his dad and brother&s relationships. They seemed to be true buddies. The way fathers and sons should be, as Mike is with his children! What a good dad he is. What a good dad William was.

My own personal memory of William was his wonderful smile. No matter when I saw him, every time I saw him, he had a smile on his face and looked to be the happiest person in the room. It made me gravitate towards him just to listen to whatever he happened to be saying. God will love listening to him.

My dear extended family, I hope you all know how often I think of you and how I pray for your comfort at this and all times. No matter what time does to us, it definitely moves us all towards one true eternal family. Please remember ?Sanders West? loves you!

Tammy , Josh and Becca

Kathy Eastwood Gibson left a message on December 8, 2010:
Uncle Bill
We will all miss you. I have very fond memories of the backyard barbques in the mid-1950&s and of you grilling chicken and ribs with dad and the other uncles at our old home on Rockville Road. Kids running around laughing and you swinging us up and around for a &ride&. More wonderful memories of you and Aunt Mary at my wedding in 1975 in Fayetteville, NC. May God bless you both in heaven.
Your loving neice,
Beverly Park Knight left a message on December 8, 2010:
I feel blessed and proud to have had this very special man and my favorite uncle in my life. He has always been my hero because of his caring unselfish manner. He always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye for his immediate and extended family. He loved to tease and make me laugh. I will always remember the vacations I spent in Otterbein and Lafayette when I was a child. I&m so grateful for the time I spent with him. I will miss him very much but believe that he is a peace with the Lord and the love of his life, my Aunt Mary. May God bless and comfort his children, grandchildren and family.
Troy Cole left a message on December 8, 2010:
Dear O&Keefe Family,

We&re sorry to hear of your loss but thankful for Bill&s life. I&ve got so many fond memories of him while we were growing up and always appreciated him making Ryan and me feel part of the family. You all will be in our hearts and on our minds over the next several days.

With Love,

Troy Cole & Family
Shirley and Randy Bradshaw left a message on December 8, 2010:
Our sincere condolences. He will be missed by all. We loved him and have many wonderful memories of him and all of you. He is in our prayers. Randy, Shirley Amy and Aaron
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Michael Park left a message on December 8, 2010:
My Dear Uncle Bill,
The best Godfather anyone could wish for.
Never wealthy, but rich beyond imagination.
Unforgettable laugh, infectious smile, believed everything was possible with love, and proved it, too.
How timely to hear of his passing, moments after leaving Mass Monday evening, praying for his comfort into Eternity. How sad but for a moment, then glad at the realization of his long-awaited reunion with his bride, my wonderful Godmother Mary.
Memories of that wedding picture from 1954, that infectious smile.
The happiest man on earth.
Oh, how Our Lord has blest him!
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