Gary Ray Keefer, age 66, died on Sept. 3, 2009 at Integris Grove General Hospital in Grove, OK.

The son of Henry and Ruby (Bradshaw) Keefer was born on Nov. 16, 1942 in Lamar CO. Gary was united in marriage to Georgia Danis on Dec. 16, 1961. Having moved many times, Gary and Georgia had relocated from Pittsburg, KS moving to Grove 13 years ago. He worked for 35 years in construction industry, was a superintendent for BRB and Crossland Construction. Gary’s hobbies included fishing, making his own fishing poles, hunting, gardening, country music, cruising the neighborhood in his golf cart visiting friends and neighbors. Gary was a huge sports fan, favorites being the Denver Broncos and the Oklahoma Sooners.

Gary had grown with the Lord in the last few years. He was a man of few words, if he said it, he meant it. A man with high moral standards that loved his family,

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Ronald Keefer.

Gary is survived by his wife Georgia Keefer, son Greg Keefer of Olathe, KS, daughter Genniene Keefer of Wyandotte, OK, brother Kenneth Keefer and his wife Olive of Denver, CO, grandchildren; Allyssa, Thaddeus, Amber Ortner, and Jacob Keefer. Gary is also survived by his wonderful dog “glue-stick” Fancy.

A private service will be held at the Keefer residence for close friends and family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home. Family and friends may leave online condolences by viewing Gary’s obituary at