Linda Faye Keefer

Born in Springfield, TN on May 3, 1942

Departed on March 4, 2020 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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Linda Faye Keefer, age 77 of Greenbrier, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center.

She was born on May 3, 1942 in Springfield to the late Horace and Fannie Haley Wix. Linda started working at Big Boy/Shoney’s in Clarksville as a carhop and met the love of her life Robert L. Keefer who was stationed at Fort Campbell. They were marred on February 5, 1965 after Robert was discharged from the United States Army. They were blessed with five children, three girls and two boys, and spent summer vacations driving three days to Idaho in Roberts truck and camper. They enjoyed many stops along the way that Linda had memorized and visiting beautiful places like the Grand Canyon. Linda and Robert enjoyed spending their anniversary in Gatlinburg during February and visiting again in the Fall during the Southern Gospel Jubilee at Dollywood.

Linda made every house they lived in into a home. The girls could remember the wonderful smells of dinner coming from the kitchen and the beautiful sunflowers that often graced the kitchen table. Not only did she have a passion for feeding others that were hungry but also feeding their spirit with the word of the Lord. She worked for many years as a Day Care Teacher at Tabernacle Christian Academy and at the Fotomat next to Kroger’s. After she retired, she began volunteered in the cafeteria at South Haven and baking her famous Coconut Cake for the school Annual Bazaar.

Linda was a true example of how to live your life for the Lord, her kind nature and Godly example was something that you couldn’t help but see. She never spoke an unkind word about anyone for any reason. Her outpouring of love through cards sent at birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas reminded you that she was praying and thinking about you.
Linda will be remembered as a loving wife that enjoyed fishing with “Rob”, a mom that taught her children the importance of having God in your life and family, a Memaw that reminded you that “You were her Sunshine” and a friends that you could depend on.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keefer is preceded in death by her sister, Carol Hart and brother, Rudolph Paul Wix.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert L. Keefer; children, Deborah (Tim) Lewis, Michael (Angie) Keefer, Donna (Walter, III) Westbrook, Bobbie Lynn (John) Evans and Mark (Joy) Keefer; brother, Bobby Ray (Diane) Wix; grandchildren, Tiffany (Trinity) Stout, Michael Allen (Ashleigh) Keefer, Candace (Jordan) Milliken, Brandon Keefer, Jessica (Ashton) Dollins, Christopher Keefer, Caleb Evans, Caylin Evans, Walter Westbrook IV, Will Keefer, Sarah Keefer and Ava Keefer; great grandchildren, Taylor Stout, Shelby (Preston Parrish) Shout, Gracie Stout, Tatum Keefer, Paxton Keefer, Abel Dollins, Autumn Dollins, Nevaeh Keefer and Sylar Keefer.

A Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3pm at South Haven Baptist Church 116 Academy Drive Springfield, TN 37172 with Brother Frank Gagliano officiating, Inurnment will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00pm until the time of service.

The family request donations be made to the South Haven Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences can be made at www.SpringfieldFH.com.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield TN 37172 615-384-5437.

5 Comments to Linda Faye Keefer

  1. Deborah Lewis
    March 6, 2020 12:29 am

    I was so lucky to have such a loving amazing kind beautiful Momma. I will miss you for the rest of my life but we will all be together one day. I will always treasure our talks in your kitchen while cooking together. You were always there for me in every step of my life. In my highs and lows. You loved my daughter and granddaughters so much. My last voice mail from you was Deborah…. You didn’t memorize my phone number?! Momma you always said I made you laugh. The clown I am. I will always love and cherish you… You were one of the few that called me Deborah even when you weren’t mad at me! 😆. Rest easy Momma. Tell Grandmomma Grandaddy Aunt Carol and Uncle Rudolph hi. I love you.

  2. Amy Lynn Darrow
    March 6, 2020 8:58 am

    For the last 10 years, I have been blessed to sit either in front of or behind of a wonderful family who I came to affectionately call Mom and Dad Keefer. Our weekly hugs, and I love you always brought a smile to each other. Her smile was always so wonderful, and you couldn’t help but smile back. We’ve had many talks and encouraging words spoken that always lifted me up when I was down. She called my husband son which was always so wonderful to hear. Seeing her smile and hearing her laugh in spite of what she was feeling, she was always an encouragement to me that in spite of what I was going through I always had a reason to smile no matter what. Keefer family, you all are in my prayers. I pray God’s strength, comfort, and grace. She was most definitely a wonderful lady. I’m certainly a better person and better Christian for knowing her all these years.

  3. Kevin and Amy Lewis
    March 8, 2020 6:05 pm

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Prayers to Debbie, Tiffany and Family.

  4. Bobbie Evans
    March 8, 2020 11:39 pm

    You are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are gray you’ll never know dear how much I love you please don’t take my sunshine away☀️🌻❤️I will always cherish every moment that I spent with my amazing mother. She was everything to me and I am thankful for all that she taught me not only with her words but with her life. I will think of her everyday and remember all the wonderful gifts that she gave me. The gift of life and love and joy and the knowledge of knowing I will see her again one day in Heave where we will spend eternity with our Heavenly Father. I love you Momma❤️

  5. Kim Keefer Williams
    March 9, 2020 11:05 am

    I loved the times that we would get to see you when you came out to Idaho and Oregon! Those were special times. I will miss you Aunt Linda! ♥️

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