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Ned E. “Butch” Keefer, Jr.

1946 - 2021

Ned E. “Butch” Keefer, Jr. 74 of Creek Rd., New Columbia passed away on April 22, 2021 at his home.  Born in Lewisburg on December 20, 1946 he was the son of the late Ned E. Keefer Sr. and the late Gladys (Dieffenderfer) Pfleegor.  He was married on July 1, 1972 to the former Judy Napp who survives.


Butch was a 1964 graduate of Lewisburg High School and he worked for Con Agra in Milton.  He served in the National Guard from 1965-1971.  He was an active member of American Legion Post 182 in Lewisburg serving as post chaplain and chaplain of the honor guard.  He attended Christ Wesleyan in Milton.  He enjoyed hunting and he liked to race dune buggies.  Most importantly he loved time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandson.


He is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters, Stacy Embeck and husband, Daniel and Brandy McGee and husband, Peter; four grandchildren, Keefer McGee, Riley McGee, Allison Embeck, and Luke Embeck; a great grandson; Remington Clayton; two brothers, David Pfleegor, and Michael Pfleegor; a sister, Wendy Swartz; his stepmother, Carol Keefer; and his In-laws; Charles and Helen Napp.


Butch was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, James McGee; and his stepfather, William Pfleegor.


Friends and relatives will be received from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28 at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev John E. Lee and the Rev Daniel Hicks officiating.  Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery in Lewisburg.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Rd., Milton, PA 17847 in memory of Butch Keefer.


So sorry for your loss. I worked with Butch and he was always so friendly and helpful. Very good man.

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