|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1881|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1905|
Obituary: Nebraska State Archives, Lincoln, NE: Friday, Sept 8, 1905 - The Geneva Gazette
"Ora M Keepers was born Oct 18, 1881 in Bennett Township, and died Friday, Aug. 25, 1905. She was the second child of Diver (sic) and Dora Keepers. The father died when she was 2-1/2 years old. Soon afterwards, her mother (Dora) built a home in Grafton where she resided until 1890 when she moved to California. After 5 years, on account of failing health, Dora returned to Grafton but found no relief from the dreaded disease that threatened her and succumbed to its ravages on the following January while at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Fones Cole. Ora's brother died the following April, thus leaving Ora the only survivor of the immediate family. Since February, 1896, she has made her home with Miss Nellie Stevens. The subject of this sketch was a fairly good health until the spring of 1903. For 2-1/2 years she has been a great sufferer, confined to her bed for 32 weeks. Her patience and cheerful unselfishness have been a marvel to all with whom she has been associated, and her departure leaves a void in many hearts. A large concourse of friends assembled at the house on Sunday at 2:00 o'clock to observe the last sad rites. Rev. Hammond of the Congregational Church conducted the services."
Note: Never married due to frail health.
Information: Mary Seggerman, (FAG phto volunteer) did not find a picture of a headstone for Ora. Ora died after both of her parents, so there is a possibility that she is buried in an unmarked grave. Mary will go back over to the cemetery to check again.
July 1 2013-Ora Keepers was under the care of Nellie Stevens when she died. Nellie is buried near Ora's parents' graves but there is no marker for Ora in that area, nor did was a marker found elsewhere in the cemetery.
Diver Keepers (1847 - 1884)
Madora A. Cole Keepers (1853 - 1896)
Ora M Keepers (1881 - 1905)
Roscoe Keepers (1883 - 1896)*
Created by: Stone Branches
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67806937