Janet L. Keffer
09/15/1950 - 04/10/2018

Janet Louise Keffer, 67, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at her home with her husband of 45 years, Jack and family members by her side.  Born, September 15, 1950 in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of Richard J. and M. Mildred (Smith) Neiderer. Janet was a 1968 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from College Misericordia in 1972. Janet taught for 39 years. Her career included: St. Rose of Lima School in Meriden, CT, Annunciation of the BVM in McSherrystown and Rolling Acres Elementary in Littlestown. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover.  Jan enjoyed decorating, cooking, entertaining and calligraphy but her passion was teaching and making people smile. The lives she touched with her kindness, caring and open heart are too numerous to mention.  Surviving in addition to her husband, Jack, is her sister Susan Wagner and husband Larry of Gettysburg and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Gerald Neiderer.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5055 Grandview Rd. Hanover, with Rev. Ryan Fischer as celebrant. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received Friday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the church.  The family would like to thank the staff of the Hanover-Spring Grove VNA Hospice for their caring and compassionate services. Also, a special thank you to all of the oncologist and staff at Cancer Care of York who cared for her over her 7 months of treatments.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Janet may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Avenue, McSherrystown, PA 17344.   

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Posted at:05/03/2018 2:02 pm
Bev & Tom Hogan

Posted at:04/19/2018 3:03 pm
Gina James

Posted at:04/18/2018 2:02 pm
Tedd Rhodes
I met Janet and a couple of her friends at the Gettysburg Firemen's Carnival in the summer of 1966. She was a dark haired and dark eyed princess that left a lasting impression. I never saw her again, but in the fashion of the day when proper young ladies from well respected families didn't call young men, she wrote me long chatty letters in that beautiful flowing penmanship that she loved so much. Years later, I saw an old neighbor and childhood friend, and found that he had married Janet's sister. He said that the lady she had become was a mirror image of the young lady I remembered. My sympathies to her husband and family. May GOD Bless her memory.

Posted at:04/17/2018 2:02 pm
Colleen Doll Dubs
Jack, I am so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Posted at:04/17/2018 8:08 am
Bev & Tom Hogan

Posted at:04/14/2018 5:05 pm
Barb & Tom OHara
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Janet.

Posted at:04/14/2018 8:08 am
Lori (Smith) Overmoyer
I have fond memories of first grade. My condolences to the family.

Posted at:04/14/2018 9:09 am
Barb (Murphy) Lynch
Jack and family, My condolences to each of you. Janet was such a positive and kind person. Many fond memories of her from &quot;the pool years&quot;. Love and prayers, Barb

Posted at:04/13/2018 1:01 pm
Tansukh Thanki

Posted at:04/13/2018 9:09 am
Bonnie Thomerson Myrdahl
Jack and family, I am sorry for your loss. And sorry I cannot be there to celebrate her life with you today. She was special. I recognized this immediately, a kind and good heart with a funny and witty spirit. A wonderful host and a beautiful lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers this day and for the days ahead.

Posted at:04/13/2018 6:06 am
Richard Rang
Jack and Family I am so sorry to hear about you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be deeply missed

Posted at:04/13/2018 3:03 am
Thor Myrdahl
Though I met Janet only once she radiated a familiarity and warmth as we would have been life long friends. She made an impression never to be forgotten. Jack, a kind souls himself, and Janet were two life long friends made for each others. My thoughts and well wishes go out to Jack.

Posted at:04/12/2018 11:11 pm
Rose Steinman
I was lucky enough to meet Mrs. Keffer when she instituted the Preppy Class at Rolling Acres. She taught my granddaughter, who to this day, will always tell you how much she loved her. She always had a smile for everyone and genuinely loved all the boys and girls she taught. My granddaughter was truly blessed to have had this amazing teacher and friend and I know she was the instrument that has made Jess the woman she is today. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. She will be truly missed.

Posted at:04/12/2018 10:10 pm
Lily Stair

Posted at:04/12/2018 10:10 pm
Fred & Shirley Kehne
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.. Mrs Keffner was our grandson's teacher and she was definitely a very special person, she loved and helped her students to be the best that they could be and it showed. She was truly an angel here on Earth!

Posted at:04/12/2018 11:11 pm
Sophia Bracy Harris
Dear Jack and family,sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers in the loss of your beloved Janet. It was only four months ago we were together, experiencing Jan's generosity and joyful energy. God's love for you is being sent through guardian angels who are lending a hand, wiping away tears and just being with you. With love and sympathy, from your Alabama family and friends.

Posted at:04/12/2018 8:08 pm
We will continue to keep her in our prayers.

Posted at:04/12/2018 6:06 pm
Thomas Jendzurski
Jack So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers for you and family. TJ

Posted at:04/12/2018 3:03 pm
Jim and Sue Rhoades
Jack and family, our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. We did not know Janet that long but, we know she was a very special lady, and one very special in your life. May your wonderful memories with her always be with you and special.

Posted at:04/11/2018 11:11 pm
Martha Lewkowicz

Posted at:04/11/2018 8:08 pm
Alison Fuhrman
Dear Jack and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Janet was an angel sent from above. She was truly an inspiration to us all. Her kindness, love and endless giving will always be remembered. It was an honor to be her cousin. We Love You! Alison and Rick Fuhrman

Posted at:04/11/2018 7:07 pm
Bill &amp; Diane (Hartlaub) Miller
Jack You and Jan.. a very special couple always showing love and respect as you spoke about one another. O'How Jan loved angels they swept HER up and presented Her to the Heavenly Father.no more pain &amp; suffering of this world. Always Remember her Smile and her touch for no one can take that away. so happy to have been able the share memory's with her the last 7 months of how caring she had been to our boy's in k-at ABVM, the special programs, Seeing they had the proper seating in class room do to medical issue. closing coats, tie shoes treating children as her own, doing God's work....... We Love her &amp; You for being Special People. Blessing &amp; Prayers the Miller Family

Posted at:04/11/2018 7:07 pm
Pam Heiser

Posted at:04/11/2018 3:03 pm
Bill Moore
Jack, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I only met her once, she was a gem. May her memories always support you.

Posted at:04/11/2018 3:03 pm
Steve Loss
Jack, I have such great memories of our time at Delone with the Class of '68. And though we didn't have regular contact, when we last saw you and Janet at a reunion, I found Janet to be the same smiling, bubbly person I remember from high school. I am sure she touched many lives in a positive way. Please know that I am thinking of you and your families at this difficult time and send my deepest condolences.

Posted at:04/11/2018 3:03 pm
Patricia Branning
Our deepest sympathies to your family. Mrs. Keffer was without a doubt the greatest teacher Littlestown has ever known. She taught our daughter and to this day we believe our daughters success in life is because of Mrs. Keffer! She was an amazing woman! Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Posted at:04/11/2018 2:02 pm
Jim Hyer
Sorry for your loss.

Posted at:04/11/2018 2:02 pm
Wanda Shank
Jack, No words can express my sorrow for you. My memories of Janet will always be with me, when Millie was my babysitter. It was a wonderful family to be part of! Hope you find solace is your volumes of memories. Take care. Love Wanda (Clabaugh)

Posted at:04/11/2018 2:02 pm
Vickie and Jim Adams
Jack, We feel your loss and will keep you in our prayers ! There are no words to take away your pain .

Posted at:04/11/2018 9:09 am
Diane and Don Helwig
Jack, Don and I send our most sincere sympathies on the passing of your beloved Janet. We will remember her as a smiley-pie, full of fun, and always making sure everyone else around her was having a good time. She was an earth-angel and is now up above smiling down on us. Our love and prayers go out to you and the family. Sincerely, Diane and Don Helwig

Posted at:04/11/2018 9:09 am
Valerie (Jago) Andrews
Janet was an amazing and beautiful human being who touched and influenced so many people's lives. I had her as my Kindergarten teacher, and to this day (I'm 41), she is still my favorite. Her light and love and warmth impacted me greatly and set me up to succeed all throughout my years of learning. When she would talk to you, she had this way of ALWAYS making you feel like the most important and special person in the world. It was a true honor and blessing to have known Janet. She was an angel put on this Earth to guide and teach and spread love and kindness. She will be greatly missed, but never ever forgotten.

Posted at:04/11/2018 9:09 am
Susan Roth
My thoughts and prayers to the Keffer family. Mrs. Keffer was my kindergarten teacher at Annunciation. I graduated in 1979 and she would still remember me whenever she saw me. I will always value the teachings she taught me. She was one of my favorite teachers. She will be greatly missed.

Posted at:04/11/2018 10:10 am
Beverly (Orner) Berkheimer
Janet was an earth angel and now heaven's own. Blessed to have known such a compassionate and loving lady who inspired so many through her faith and love and will continue to do so. Jack, the love you and Janet shared is a testament that true love and faith never fail. May the joy she brought to you and others be celebrated with each memory.

Posted at:04/11/2018 11:11 am
Jan, I can't believe I am writing this. I was sure you were going to be here to mentor me as one of the S**T sorority girls for a long time to come. Brenda, Kathy and Pam will have to pick up the slack. Thank you for loving me and for your friendship. I will miss you forever. As a student from your first Kindergarten class of '76 from ABVM, you had an impact on me. I don't think you realized how much. Every child you taught was a better person because of your guidance. Jack-I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her with the rest of us. She loved &quot;her Jackie&quot; and always talked about how you spoiled her. I love you both. RIP my beautiful friend. Until we meet again (with that glass of wine.) Love, Heather

Posted at:04/11/2018 1:01 pm
Catherine Winter
Janet was without a doubt one of the most beautiful ladies I ever met she was my daughter's first teacher in kindergarten at Annunciation she was simply amazing not only did she teach my daughter as a teacher she taught her as a human being showing her love and kindness she remained in our lives as a friend and she will be missed very much she truly is an amazing person Heaven has gained a beautiful angel we will miss you Janet thank you for everything you've taught all of us especially my daughter I think she is the beautiful woman she is because she had such a beautiful start in her life having you as her first teacher, my love and prayers go out to her family she was a beautiful lady

Posted at:04/11/2018 6:06 am
Amanda Smith

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Roger Kahle

Posted at:04/11/2018 7:07 am
Heather Snyder

Posted at:04/10/2018 10:10 pm
Yancy & Jennifer Unger
Janet was truly an amazing person. Her gifts were endless. The impact she had teaching our boys at an early age helped shape, guide, and strengthen them more than she ever knew (and more than she would ever take credit for). Her selfless nature and pure kindness were unmatched. She was nothing but warmth. Her friendship will always be cherished, and her actions will always be a guiding light. May she rest peacefully and carry that never ending smile into the heavens.

Posted at:04/10/2018 10:10 pm
Michael Yantis
Thoughts and prayers to the Keffer family. Mrs Keffer was my, and many others, kindergarten teacher. She influenced many,many young developing minds in the most positive of manners. Am very grateful to have had Mrs Keffer as a teacher.

Posted at:04/10/2018 10:10 pm
Frank Kotulak
My sincerest condolences to Jack and the families of Jack and Janet. She was one neat lady!

Posted at:04/10/2018 10:10 pm
Pam and Bill Shorb
Our hearts are broken. What a wonderful sweet lady. So very special. We know we will see our dear Janet again because of her devoted love and service to Jesus. Our love and prayers for Jack the love of her life and Susie her dear sister and all the family and so many friends. The lives Janet touched are dearly blessed. You will be missed sweetheart but the memories you have given all of us will live on until we see you again. The Hydrangea I gave you will bloom extra beautiful this year dear because of your love

Posted at:04/10/2018 8:08 pm
Michael and Marlene Steinour
Jack, The earth lost a great one today. But we should all be comforted to know that our angel Janet is in heaven. I loved her so much. My human heart aches but my spiritual heart rejoices. Thinking of you Jack and your family realizing how great your loss and void are right know.Love Michael and Marlene

Posted at:04/10/2018 7:07 pm
Bev Orner Berkheimer

Posted at:04/10/2018 6:06 pm
You were a true example of a Christian. Your smile, life and loving kindness will be missed. I was blessed to be part of your life.

Posted at:04/10/2018 5:05 pm
Claudia Snyder Franek
You will be forever a truly best friend Who I will miss for The rest of my life. Love you Jan

Posted at:04/10/2018 3:03 pm
Barb and Dave Smith
Dear Jack and family, We will miss our Dear Cousin and we are eternally grateful for all the gifts she has shared with us, a lifetime of love, and caring, and thoughtfulness, and so much joy. We love you, Barb and Dave

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