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Frances Keefauver Hoyert

December 5, 1928 ~ January 29, 2018 (age 89)

Frances Keefauver Hoyert, of Audubon, NJ, formerly of College Park, MD, left this world on Monday, January 29, 2018. She was 89. The loving wife of Robert S. Hoyert for over 62 years, Frances grew up in College Park, Maryland where she also attended the University of Maryland, graduating with honors in June, 1950 with a B.S. from the College of Education. She was a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Subsequently she taught kindergarten and first grade in the Prince George’s County School System. After excelling as a stay-at-home mother, she returned to the work force as a Customer Service Representative for Suburban Bank of Maryland from 1971-1985. In Maryland, Frances was very involved with Berwyn Presbyterian Church where she served as the first Church Historian, set up the church’s Archives, taught Sunday school, volunteered with Help-By-Phone, and served as a Deacon. She was honored as the daughter of a founding member of the church and sang in the church choir for over 50 years. She also sang with the Prince George’s Choral Society. In 2009, Frances and Robert relocated to Audubon, NJ to be nearer to their daughter, Margaret Westfield, and her family. There they became involved with First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights where Frances was a member of the Chancel Choir and the Women’s Circle. Throughout her life, Frances was interested in music, genealogy, antiques, and glass collecting. She loved cats, birds, and flowers. She swam and exercised regularly until recent years. In her 50s she took up competitive running and earned many top awards. Frances was pre-deceased by her older brother, John D. Keefauver of Carmel, CA and is survived by her sister, Margaret F. of Houston, TX. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son-in-law, Michael M. Westfield, granddaughters Marina M. Westfield of Haddon Heights and Emily E. Westfield DeShantz (Louis) of Gibsonia, PA, and dear friend, Asata B. Hodge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Berwyn Presbyterian Church of Greenbelt, MD. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, 28 Seventh Ave., Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Burial will be in the Keefauver Family plot at Pipe Creek Cemetery, Union Mill, MD.


Donations may be made to:

Berwyn Presbyterian Church
6301 Greenbelt Rd., Berwyn Heights MD 20740


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