Kevin Charles Danforth O’Keefe


Kevin O’Keefe

July 23, 1979 – January 6, 2021

Kevin Charles Danforth O’Keefe a beloved son, charming brother, crazy uncle, and loyal friend to many was welcomed home by Jesus on Wednesday, January 6. He is survived by his parents Susan and Dennis O’Keefe of Edmond, sisters Kerry Shepard of Memphis, TN and Kristy Carr of Choctaw, brothers-in-law Thad Shepard and Gary Carr, nephew Ben Harris and nieces Savannah Shepard, Kori Harris and Caroline Shepard, long-time girlfriend and love Heather Mixer and his loving dog Lola Brown.

He is preceded in death by grandparents Marguerite and Eugene O’Keefe of Houston and Peggy and Jim Danforth of Grosse Pointe, MI.

A graduate of Stillwater High School (1998) and the University of Central Oklahoma (2006), he spent his life dedicated to his friends and family (both human and four-legged), the mysteries of life and anybody who needed an extra hand. He will be deeply missed by those who loved him and those who benefitted from his help, humor and good cheer.

In remembrance of Kevin’s life the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Old Friends Dog Sanctuary ( or your local humane society.


11 thoughts on “Kevin Charles Danforth O’Keefe”

  1. I was absolutely blessed to have known you dude. Your happy go lucky smiley hilarious kind and just a good person through and through. He will missed. Dont know why the good ones always gotta go too early. Love u brother!!

  2. Tim Caldwell

    Loving you like a brother was easy, because you treated everyone like family…. Whether they deserved your friendship or not, you had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known…….I will always miss you, brother…….R.I.P.

    1. You were my heart, my soul, and my light. Without you my world will be forever dark. I love you baby as long as my heart still beats. I miss you. 😓

  3. Jennifer (Ferguson) McAtee

    I’m thankful for the times we hung out at the fraternity house during my days at OSU. So many fun parties and so much laughter. I remember over spring break there were very few of us left in town. We hung out with that group at the house, and when I found out your house vacuum had broken I went and bought one and vacuumed the halls. Such a random spring break but always a fun memory. You will be missed, my friend.

    1. One of my first friends when we moved to Edmond OK. I didn’t know very many buds after making the move before my 1st grade year but Kevin took me under his wing. That summer he introduced me to basically the whole neighborhood. Man we spent a lot time outside running around like kids should and later on in Stillwater.. So many childhood memories spent in Oak Tree with Raff, Nate Fleming, Adam Goodrich, Bryan Goodger, Kelly Hayes, Payton Thompson, Scott Hopkins, Djuan and Roe Simmons, Derek Reeves, Kenneth Hughes, Rob Stanley, Ryan Johnson, Blake Pardue, Trevor and Ryan McNeil, Quinton, Brock and Brandon Ellis and many others. Even if he was introducing an awkward new kid to everyone in the neighborhood or helping out old an old friend in college Kevin was always willing to lend his hand. So smart, so kind and had the biggest heart..too many memories to cherish my old friend. Prayers to Susan, Dennis, Kerry and Kristi

  4. Thank you Kevin for helping me bring Emily home from Georgia. Emily will welcome you with open arms in heaven. You are in good hands . Cathy

  5. I will never forget you uncle crazy. I love you so much and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t miss you. Every time I have holes in my jeans, I will think of you.

  6. Those sparkling eyes and sweet smile will be missed by many. What a beautiful soul you were. 😢

  7. crystal cowns

    I am thankful to have known such a giving And loving friend. .. forever missed ….

  8. Drew Knoles

    First star to the right and straight on ’til morning…
    Travel peacefully, old friend. You’re smile is missed more than you know.

  9. David Eden

    Kevin I did not have near as much time with you as I would have liked you were one a few I trusted and your heart was the biggest part of you. I will never forget you and hope to see you again one day you are missed so very much . What a great person you are . Rip my friend.

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