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John Eugene O'Keefe

  • Birth 23 May 1875 Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 13 Jun 1952 Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Bl 34 Lot 49 Sp 10
  • Memorial ID 61558108

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1901

Dancing Picnic for Brooklyn Guest.

A picnic and a dance were given last night at Lakeside by Miss Marie Davey for her guest, Miss Florence Boyce of Brooklyn. The invited guests were:

Misses, Miriam Wright, Nira Wright, Bessie Baker, Katherine Herrin, Alice Beneke, Cora Beneke, Sibyl Hodges, Blanch Moore, Belle Perkins, Edna Clarkson, Pearl Clarkson, Eva Stealey, Armilda McReynolds, Grace McCarthy.

Messrs. Millard Bryan, Harry Putnam, Frank Wells, Curtis Wright, Due Baker, Carl Bryan, Billie Blake, Newell Holbrook, Henry Cowgill, John O'Keefe, Arthur Coffin, Phil Lehnhard, Allen McReynolds, Morris Hughes, Wes Halliburton.

source:
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John O'Keefe
1401 S. Garrison
Carthage, MO

FATHER: Eugene O'Keefe
Birthplace: Mallow, Cork County, Ireland

MOTHER: Mahala Farmer McKnight O'Keefe
Birthplace: Lone Jack, Jackson County, Missouri

SISTER: Lula O'Keefe Durham

Occupation: Quarry Owner (retired)

Married to Cora Beneke O'Keefe

His death certificate indicated at 77 years of age he died from myocardial degeneration and terminal hypostatic pneumonia (congestive heart failure)
Physician in charge was Dr. Russell Smith, M.D.
The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.
Informant: Mrs. George Phelps (daughter)
1601 Grand Avenue
Carthage, MO

Burial was in Park Cemetery under the direction of Knell Mortuary
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CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
MAY 7, 1952


JOHN O'KEEFE NEAR DEATH
PROMINENT CITIZEN MAY NOT LIVE OUT DAY

Former Carthage Quarry Operator Ill Since March -
Suffering From Heart Condition



John O'Keefe, prominent Carthage resident and former quarry operator here, is reported in a grave condition and may not live out the day.

Mr. O'Keefe has been ill since March suffering from a heart condition, complicated by other ailments. For several weeks Mr. O'Keefe has been a patient in McCune-Brooks Hospital, having been moved there from his home on South Garrison.

In 1947 Mr. O'Keefe suffered a heart attack and was seriously ill for some time. Since then he had been in apparent good health, but had retired from all outside activities.
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CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS OBITUARY
JUNE 16, 1952

THE FUNERAL OF JOHN E. O'KEEFE THIS AFTERNOON

Rites for John E. O'Keefe, prominent Carthage resident, who passed away Friday night following an extended illness, were conducted at 10 o'clock this morning in Grace Episcopal Church. The Rev. Eugene G. Malcolm, rector, conducted the service.
Mrs. Lloyd Clinton, organist, played several selections before and following the service.

Honorary pallbearers were;
George S. Beimdiek
W. J. Sewell

Frank Birkhead
Jed Brown and
Mrs. B. A. Vaughn, members of McCune-Brooks Hospital board of which
Mr. O'Keefe long had been president, George Masters, administrators at McCune-Brooks, Luther Turner, maintenance supervisor, O. E. Vawter, Allen McReynolds, Dr. Russell Smith, W. W. Wright, S. R. Morrow, Mayor T. E. Taylor, J. Homer Mote, W. E. Carter, Walter McElroy, John McMillan, J. S. Marx, Roy Mayes, H. O. Rogers and H. M. Cornell.

Active pallbearers were;
Lang Rogers, W. C. Putnam, J. K. Wright, H. H. McCune, E. M. Poirot and George Beimdiek, Jr.

Friends from over the district came to join in the final tribute to the Carthage civic and business leader. The church proper was filled and the services were carried to others in the parish house by loud speaker.

Evening of Thursday, June 7 1934 at Carthage, Missouri's Drake hotel, John & wife Cora were on the fifty one member reception committee to welcome their friends of over forty years, Colonel Carl Raymond and wife Harriette (Flora) Gray to Carthage Homecoming.
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  • Created by: NJBrewer
  • Added: 13 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61558108
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Eugene O'Keefe (23 May 1875–13 Jun 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61558108, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .