|Birth: ||May 7, 1911|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2008|
PEORIA - Marion Josephine DallaRiva Keefer, 96, of Goodyear, Ariz., formerly of Peoria, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, in Goodyear.
Born May 7, 1911, in San Quirico, Italy, to Antonio and Pierina Tomasi DallaRiva, she married Michael E. Berry, who passed away Feb. 20, 1977. She then married Everett V. Keefer, who preceded her in death.
Marion's parents, six sisters and one brother also preceded her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Dolores M. (Roger) Goodwin of Illinois and Alice L. (Michael) Street of Arizona; four sons, John A. (JoAnn) Berry of East Peoria, Ill., James L. (Rosalie) Berry of Bartonville, Ill., David D. (Karen) Berry of Creve Coeur, Ill., and Alan J. (Linda) Berry of Arizona. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Marion was very active in many organizations and churches.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, South Side Catholic Service, Catholic Women's League, Illinois VFW Post 814 Ladies Auxiliary, Peoria Eagles Aerie 265 Auxiliary, Neighborhood House, Peoria County Democratic Club, St. Patrick's Mother's Club and Arizona VFW Post 40 Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as a trustee.
In the 1940s, she was a civil defense warden and established a mother's club for the Warner Homes in Peoria. She served as an election clerk for 40 years.
Cremation will be accorded, with her ashes being interned in Norway, Mich. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Thompson's Valley West Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, Ariz., where visitation will be one hour before. Memorial services in Peoria will be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church.
Specifically: Ashes to be buried in Norway, Michigan
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Mar 05, 2008
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