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Carmel (Proud) Keefer

December 6, 1925 ~ February 13, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Carmel (Proud)Keefer formerly of Miller Farm, passed away on February 13, 2022, at the Woodcrest Senior Living Community in Scottdale.  Born on December 6, 1925, in Munhall, PA to the late Thomas and Eleanor (Mason) Proud. 

Carmel is survived by her daughter, Paulette Hudock of Chalk Hill; step-daughter, Judy Mailloux (William) of Ohio; step-son, Ellis Benton Keefer, Jr. (Donna) of Georgia; youngest brother, Keith Proud of Fort Myers, Fl.; grandsons, Daniel "Tom" Hudock, Jr. (Teresa Gregory) of Mt. Lebanon, PA  and Christopher Hudock (Stephanie) of Stowe, PA; step-grandchildren,  Greg Keefer (Cristel) of Florida, Scott Keefer (Patti) of Georgia, Gail Doktor (Chris) of Mass., Carlton Pomeroy (Elisabeth) of Florida, Kathryn Wauben of Ohio, and Keith Pomeroy (Christi) of Ohio; also survived by 18 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Carmel was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Benton Keefer, Sr.; brothers Earl, Ray and Wilfred Proud; son-in-law, Daniel Hudock, Sr.; step great grandchild, Jessica Doktor.

Carmel was a member of the New Salem Presbyterian Church, where she was very active for over thirty-five years. She was a member of various organizations such as the Presbyterian Women,  and the Grange in Farmington. She also volunteered her time at the Presbyterian Home in Greensburg.

Visitation will be held at The New Salem Presbyterian Church, 27 South Mill Street, New Salem, PA 15468 from 11 AM until 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 17, 2022, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM followed by entombment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.

Carmel’s wishes are that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the New Salem Presbyterian Church. The family would also like to send a special thank you to all the staff at Woodcrest Senior Living Community and Medi Hospice, that took such excellent care of Carmel during her final days.  The staff and administration went well above and beyond what could have been expected, despite all of the restrictions of the past two years.  

Arrangements in the care of Dearth Funeral Home, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, PA

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 17, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
New Salem Presbyterian Church
27 South Mill Street
New Salem, PA 15468

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 17, 2022

1:00 PM
New Salem Presbyterian Church
27 South Mill Street
New Salem, PA 15468

Donations

New Salem Presbyterian Church
PO Box 455 27 South Mill Street, New Salem PA 15468
Tel: 1-724-245-2200

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