Julia Ann Keaffaber, 77

Julia Ann Keaffaber, 77, of rural Wabash, died at 1:55 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home.  She was born July 7, 1943 in Wabash, to Chester R. and Wilma C. (Nelson) Ogan.

Julia was a 1961 graduate of Noble High School. She married Ronnie G. Keaffaber in Wabash on April 10, 1964. Julia worked at Clark's Finer Foods and Scott's Supermarket, and was a cook 10 years at Sharp Creek Elementary. She was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ. Julia enjoyed line dancing, crocheting, bowling, yard work, gardening, and especially loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events. 

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie G. Keaffaber of Wabash; three children, Jodi (Eric) Roser of Roann, Randy (Tammy) Keaffaber of Wabash, and Jenni (John Jenkins) Burt of Fishers; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Brandon) Cowan of Theodosia, Mo., Andy (Cora) Roser and Ryan (Michelle) Keaffaber, both of Huntington, Morgan (Eddie Gable) Burt of Greenfield, Adam (Millie) Roser and Abby (Joseph) Mitchell, both of Fort Wayne, Ally Keaffaber of Wabash, and Sean Frey of Fishers; seven great grandchildren; brothers and sister, Sherman Ogan of San Marcos, Calif., Janet (Ken) Dale and Keith (Susan Sailors) Ogan, both of Wabash.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Chad Keaffaber.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Friday, and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Blessings in a Backpack or the Little Norse Preschool.

The memorial guest book for Julia may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Mar 25