Alverta May Kilhefner, 96, Mennonite Central Committee volunteer, crocheted beautiful afghans

By on May 3, 2017

Alverta May Keenan Kilhefner, 96, of Denver, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at home.

She was born in Brecknock Township to the late Amos and Estella (Hornberger) Glass, and was the wife of the late Paul Kilhefner, who died in 1997.

She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Denver. Alverta volunteered at Mennonite Central Committee for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, and made many beautiful afghans over the years.

Alverta is survived by two sons: Jerry E. Keenan, and wife Helene, of Boyertown; Kenneth N. Keenan, and wife Ruth, of Ephrata; two daughters: Judy, and husband Raymond Weidner, of Reading; and Barbara Todd, and companion William Smith, of Wilmington, Del.; three stepdaughters: Nadine Fisher of Denver; Sharon, and husband Clyde Martin, of Akron; and Elaine, and husband Ted Woods, of Adamstown; 12 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband: Norton Keenan; stepson: Gary Kilhefner; and a sister: Kathryn Fitterling.

Services were held April 28 at Peace UCC, Denver, with Pastor William E. Hoch officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Alverta’s memory may be made to Peace UCC, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver, PA 17517; or to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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