Betty Jean Keefe

Born: Thu., Apr. 17, 1930
Died: Thu., Sep. 5, 2019


12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 09, 2019
Location: Saluda River Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Sep. 09, 2019
Location: Saluda River Baptist Church

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Mon., Sep. 09, 2019
Location: Elmwood Cemetery

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     Betty Jean Keefe, 89, passed away on September 5, 2019, surrounded by the ones she loved the most. Born on April 17, 1930 in Jacksonville, FL, she was a daughter of the late Wade and Mildred Varns Hammond.
     She attended Winthrop University and spent 15 years in the banking industry. She was a dedicated member of Saluda River Baptist Church for the past 22 years. Betty had an eye for all things creative and artistic. She was an avid gardener, a talented seamstress, and meticulously handcrafted porcelain dolls. The true apple of her eye, though, was her family.
     In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Jean Keefe; and a brother, Wade H. Hammond, Jr.
     She is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Billy R. Keefe, Sr; children, Billy Keefe, Jr. (Patricia) and Rhonda Keefe Browning (Rusty); sister, Mildred Rivers; brother, Joseph F. Hammond (Diane); daughter in law, Sharon R. Keefe; sister in law, Evelyn Rish; as well as four grand-children and nine great grand-children.
     A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Saluda River Baptist Church, 3459 Sunset Blvd. West Columbia, SC 29169. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 12:30 p.m.prior to the service. Interment will immediately follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made in Betty's name to Saluda River Baptist Church.
    Moseley Funeral & Cremations is assisting the family.

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Deborah and Roddy Rucker
   Posted Sat September 07, 2019
So sorry for your lose.
Deborah & Roddy

Carolyn Roof
   Posted Sun September 08, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Betty was such an inspiration to me coming out of high school into the banking workforce. Think of her and Mrs. Helen often from our SBT days. Peace be with you!

Linda Petty
   Posted Sun September 08, 2019
Mr Keefe and Billy Ray,so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you
and give you strength and comfort in this time.

Donna Dobbins
   Posted Sun September 08, 2019
Our Lizards Thicket family will miss you and your smiling face.Go be with God and be happy Mrs. Keefe and we will take care of Mr.Keefe.Love you always and FOREVER!

Linda Petty
   Posted Tue September 10, 2019
Mr. Keefe, Billy Ray and family, so sorry for your loss. A beautiful lady, know she will be missed.