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Born: March 11, 1941

Death: December 8, 2012

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Edward M. O'Keefe, Jr.

March 11, 1941  -  December 8, 2012
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Edward M. O’Keefe, Jr., 71 of Warrensburg, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Western Missouri Medical Center.

Edward was born March 11, 1941 in Muskegon, Michigan, son of Edward M. O’Keefe, Sr. and Malvena (Hendrickson) O’Keefe. He moved with his family to California, having graduated from high school in Riverside. He attended Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit. He resided in Iowa for a brief time, prior to moving to Butler, Missouri in 1989. Ed was united in marriage to Karen M. (Urton) Miller on January 30, 1990 in Independence. The couple moved to Warrensburg in 1991. He was a truck driver, most recently driving for Riss Inc. out of Kansas City. He was an avid reader.

Survivors include his wife, Karen; five children: Michael Smith of California; Amanda O’Keefe of Michigan; Melissa O’Keefe of California; Shawn O’Keefe of Colorado Springs, CO and Jessica O’Keefe of Iowa; two stepdaughters: Melissa Rich and Becky Rich, both of Rich Hill, MO; two nieces: Lisa Upson and husband, Ray of Muskegon, MI and Amanda Vanholstyn of Grand Haven, MI; two grandchildren and five step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Richard and Eric.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg, with Rev. Charles Brant officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

There will be a private interment in Wills Cemetery, near Peculiar, at a later date.

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