Diana Keafer
Diana Keafer
  • June 29, 1948 - December 15, 2017
  • Rochester, Illinois

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Diana Christine Keafer, 69, of Rochester, IL, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017.

She was born on June 29, 1948, in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of the late Forrest E. and Phyllis O. (Schacht) Lanterman. She married Michael M. Keafer in 1970 in Springfield and he preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2017.

Diana worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 35 years, and after retirement worked for the Springfield Area Home Builders Association and the UIS Theatre. She also worked as an Avon Representative for many years. She was a member and served as treasurer of the Pasfield Women's Golf League, and was a 14.25 gallon Blood Donor at the Central IL Blood Bank. She loved babysitting her grandkids, her cats, shopping, playing cards with her girlfriends, volunteering, traveling to Florida, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

She is survived by her son Brandon (wife Jenny) Keafer of Girard, IL; 2 grandchildren, Hadley and Sawyer Keafer; her 2 brothers Bruce Lanterman (Carol Perkins) of Sarasota, Florida and Terry (wife Shirley) Lanterman of Marion, IL; 2 sisters-in-law, Judy Lanterman of Livingston, MT, and Toni Keafer of Omaha, AR; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Gary Lanterman.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. Per her wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at Mariah's Restaurant, 3317 Robbins Rd., Springfield.

Memorials may be made to the APL (Animal Protective League), 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield, IL 62702.

Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.