Donald F “Don” McKeever

November 27, 1932 - September 6, 2021
Donald F “Don” McKeever

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Donald  “Don” F.  McKeever, 88, of East Liverpool, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at East Liverpool City Hospital.  Don was born in East Liverpool on November 27, 1932, the son of the late John and Mildred (Cline) McKeever.  He attended East Liverpool High School and lived in the area the majority of his life.


Don married Paige (Ensinger) McKeever on June 3, 1951 and spent 67 years making memories with her.  In May 1953, Don joined the United States Navy.  He began his naval career as an Aviation Radioman stationed in San Diego, CA and eventually was transferred to Sasebo, Japan.  After his discharge from the military, Don began working at Crucible Steel until his retirement as an Electrician in 1984.  After his retirement from Crucible Steel, Don and his wife, along with their friends, Joan and Kenny Prince started the Potter’s Pregnancy Center which was located in East Liverpool.


Don is survived by: his son, Mark ( Debbie) McKeever, of Goodyear, AZ; two grandchildren: Tonya (Joel) Joubert, of MN, and Joshua (Erica) McKeever, of Indonesia.  He also leaves behind three great- grandchildren: Joel Jr, Justin, and Jameson Joubert, as well as several nieces and nephews.


Along with his parents and his wife, Don was preceded in death by his two siblings: Jean Ciccarelli and Chuck McKeever.


Visitation will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 10AM-12PM at the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- Martin Chapel in Calcutta.  Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park where the Tri-State Burial Group will be present to accord full military honors.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Don’s name to the veteran’s organization of your choice.


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Monday, September 13, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • September 10, 2021
    Marla Stewart says:
    My deepest condolences to Mark and the family. Don and my mother (Joanne Poole Stewart) grew up together, even living in a double house side by side at one time. Then He and Paige were neighbors in Santa Clara. May your memories will bring you peace.

  • September 11, 2021
    Judy Bay/ Kissimmee, Florida says:
    Debbie and family, Sending my condolences for your terrible losses in recent weeks. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  • September 11, 2021
    Sue Conrad says:
    My deep condolences for your loss of a wonderful man. His and Paige’s work with us at the beginning of The Potter’s Crisis Pregnancy Center is lovingly and gratefully remembered. May you all have peace and comfort from our Lord.

  • September 12, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Donald F. McKeever, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Donald F. McKeever, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • September 12, 2021
    Marsha Vonludmann says:
    You have my deepest condolences for the loss of Don. I ran The Potter's Pregnancy Center aka Heartbeat of Columbiana Co., for 20 years and knowing Don was always there when I needed a hand with something made the job a great deal easier. He was such a good man. May the Lord bring you comfort.