DeLane L. Keef, 79, of Newcastle, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Oklahoma City. The son of Elbert Tory Keef and Edith Elizabeth (Jackson) Keef, he was born August 23, 1938 in Stratford, Oklahoma.
DeLane served in the United States Air Force Reserves. He married Betty Fay Rawson on May 22, 1958 in Grady County, Oklahoma. He owned and operated Keef Enterprises, his electrical and heat and air company, for over 40 years. DeLane was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Lion’s Club. He loved country and bluegrass music and was a proud supporter of the Oklahoma Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In his spare time, he enjoyed restoring old Studebakers with his grandson. He loved going to car shows and was a member of the Tri-City Cruisers. DeLane loved spending time with his family and eating at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Tory and Edith Keef; one sister, Audrey McCabe; and two brothers, Ernie Keef and Joe Keef.
DeLane is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Betty Keef, of Newcastle; one daughter, Karen Scott and her husband, Doug, of Tuttle; one son, Stanley Keef and his wife, Shirley, of Newcastle; two grandchildren, Brad Scott and his wife, Katrina, of Newcastle and Mindy Scott of Oklahoma City; one great granddaughter, Lorrie Jo Scott; three step-grandchildren, Jeremy, Melissa, and Mandy; one brother, Lonnie Keef and his wife, Geneva, of Chandler; longtime employees, Levi and Eddie; and many other loved ones and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Newcastle Free Will Baptist Church in Newcastle. Burial will follow in the Blanchard Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com.