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Memorial Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday March 19th, 2022

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Virginia May Yates Keffer



Virginia May Yates Keffer, age 94, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Twin County Regional Healthcare, Galax, Va.


Virginia Keffer, born February 4, 1928 was the youngest of four children. She married and had two children. She chose a career with Geico insurance and spent the latter of her career there setting up new office branches in areas like Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Northern Virginia. She retired from Geico in the mid 80’s and worked as an apartment manager and as a secretary for several companies before finally moving to Beaver and helping her family take care of her mother on and off for many years until her passing. After moving to Independence Virginia, she spent the remainder of her time caring for her children until they passed. Virginia was a strong independent woman until the very end.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank M. and Tressie M. Yates; daughter, Garnett M. Keffer-Desmond; son, William Keffer Jr; siblings, Robert Yates, James Yates, and Mabel Yates-Swaim; and great-grandson, Frank Laliberte Jr.


She is survived by five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Racheal Farmer, Barbara Fennell, Sue Pate, and Caroline Yates; nephews, Eddie Yates and Robert Yates.


Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Blake Frazier officiating. Private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Zion Episcopal Churchyard, 301 East Congress Street, Charles Town, West Va., 25414.


To share memories of Virginia Yates Keffer, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Ginny’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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My husband met Virginia Keffer after his Facebook crashed and he was trying to reach me. He didn't reach me but instead reached a feisty, fun, wonderful lady who we both had the pleasure of knowing. Rick and I live in Ontario Canada. During the lockdown I talked to her quite regularly as she was frustrated being locked in her apartment. I will miss my namesake! My name is Virginia Keffer as well!

Rick & Virginia Keffer Mar 20 2022 9:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia Keffer

Virginia Keffer Mar 20 2022 9:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia Keffer

Sue Pate Mar 18 2022 11:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia Keffer

Rachel Farmer Mar 14 2022 7:08 PM