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Orville W. Keel

February 23, 1949 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 71)


Orville W. Keel 71, of Bedford, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on February 23, 1949 in Roaring Spring, a son of the late William and Elsie (Hann) Keel.  On June 30, 1972 in Bedford he married Sharon (Price) Keel who survives along with the following family: Tim Keel and companion Patricia Fleck, of New Enterprise, an estranged daughter Amy Craig, of North Carolina; two granddaughters: Tori Craig, of New Enterprise, and Abbey Craig, of North Carolina; a grandson, Buddy; and two sisters: Mary Claar, widow of Jack of Bedford, and Dorothy Kagarise of Mifflintown.  He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael;  four brothers: Norman, William, Donald, and a twin brother Oliver Keel; five sisters: Rosie Reeb, Florine Sealover, Pauline Keel, and Annabelle Berkebile.

Orville was a 1969 graduate of Everett High School. He served in the Army during Vietnam.  He worked for the Bedford Borough Public Works, and the Bedford County Jail as a corrections officer.  He held the 1983 Bench Press Title in the United States.  Orville enjoyed drawing and mentoring kids through weightlifting.

Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford.


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