Joan Elaine Keefer

April 4, 1934February 14, 2013

Keefer, Joan E. On Thursday, February 14, 2013, Joan E. Keefer of Severn, MD. Beloved wife of Morton L. Keefer. Loving mother of Brenda Post and her husband Michael and the late Mary Joann Smallwood. Sister of Mary Jane Berardino and Nora Kestler, and the late Patricia Walter, Lucille Ferrari and Blanche Sheets. Grandmother of Franklin Smallwood, Jr., Tammy Sullivan and the late Alexis Madison Post. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Matthew Smallwood and Daniel Sullivan, III. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075 (exit 6 off Rt. 100) on Thursday and Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013

Joan Elaine Keefer

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Bob & Debbie Stamper

February 21, 2013

Brenda, We were sorry to hear about your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Dawn Salvan-Evans

February 21, 2013

My heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family of Joan Keffer. She made us feel like family from the moment we moved in the neighborhood. Will always remember her for her hospitality, sense of humor and spirit. She will be missed. God speed and prayers of comfort to her family.

From the Staff of Kaufman Funeral Home

February 20, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Peggy Eichelman

February 20, 2013

Hank, Brenda, Mike, Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Altho I saw little of Joan, I enjoyed being with her. I imagine she and Ed are having their back and forth discussions and loving them. Lots of care and love to all. Peg

Dennis Raab

February 20, 2013

Hank, I am so so sorry about your loss. Please accept my condolances.

Dennis Raab

Lynn and Danny Nelson

February 19, 2013

Joan was our neighbor and good friend and we will miss her so much. Joan was a wonderful person and could be quite the comic when she wanted to be. Our neighborhood will never be the same without her. All our love to Hank, Brenda and the rest of the family.

February 18, 2013

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace.
Love, Joe & Tina Bonner

Ken Roney

February 17, 2013

Saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful woman. You were a great neighbor to my parents & sister. When I used to plan my trips back "home" I would always think of spending time with you & Hank. Prayers to Hank, Brenda, and the rest of your family.


February 16, 2013

We are saddened to hear about your mothers passing. We hope and pray that your family will have strenght during this time of loss.....much love, Aunt Kim, Uncle Ed and family...

February 16, 2013

For anyone that knew my mom, you know that she was a remarkable women. Thank you for sharing in this celebration of her life. She will truly be missed. Words can't express our sorrow. But please know that she is at PEACE.....Thank you again Brenda Keefer Post