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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lillian Louise O'Keefe 1926 - 2010 Lawrence

Funeral services for Lillian Louise O’Keefe, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. O’Keefe died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Brandon Woods Arbor.
She was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of George Marion and Goldie Zuella Gano Shrimplin. She grew up in Jefferson County and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence. She was a member of Stanwood Church.
Mrs. O’Keefe worked as a waitress, at Packer Plastics, Capitol Federal Savings and owned her own printing business, The Quill and Scroll, for many years. She enjoyed her home, her flowers and family get-togethers.
She married Leo E. O’Keefe on May 16, 1944. They shared 41 years of marriage before he died on Dec. 27, 1985.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Howard, Willard and Lloyd Donald Shrimplin.
Survivors include four children, Leo O’Keefe Jr. and wife Cathy, Lecompton, Rhonda Davenport, Ginny Hedges and husband Richard and Karen O’Keefe, all of Lawrence; two brothers, Frank Shrimplin and wife Edith, Valley Falls, and Leo Shrimplin and wife Jerry, Bolivar, Mo.; five grandchildren, Julie Hedges, Melissa Cannon, Erika Lindstrom, William Davenport and Kyle O’Keefe; and three great-grandchildren, Kaytlyn Lindstrom, Ali O’Keefe and Calee Davenport.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the Employee Recognition Fund for Brandon Woods employees, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.