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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Josephine Keepers

Josephine R. "Jo" Keepers (Ruggiero)

Wednesday, April 26th, 1939 - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Josephine R. Keepers passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020 at her home in Billings, MT.
Josephine was born April 26, 1939 in Hackensack, New Jersey to parents, Angelo and Bessie Ruggiero. She attended school in Lodi, New Jersey and graduated from Lodi High School in 1957.
In October of 1960 Josephine married Darwin F. Keepers and together they had a son, Ralph Keepers, in 1965. The family moved to Billings in September of 1972 and Josephine, or “Jo” as most knew her, worked for Deaconess Hospital, which became The Billings Clinic, for over 34 years in the accounting department.
She volunteered for several organizations including the Billings Clinic and The Adult Resource Alliance. She also enjoyed visiting with friends and her hobbies, knitting, crocheting and puzzles.
Josephine is survived by her son, Ralph; granddaughter, Jessica Gallagher; great grandson, Liam Gallagher; and many cousins and relatives in the New Jersey area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin and granddaughter, Brianna Nicole Johnson.
Her son would like to thank all the many friends and family members who have offered their kind words, memories, and support.
Memorials may be made to The Evangelical United Methodist Church, The Adult Resource Alliance, or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences and memories may be shared at smithfuneralchapels.com.
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    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1721 Central
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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    Due to the current pandemic, private burial is planned.
  • Interment

    Location
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1721 Central Ave
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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Kathy Timm

Posted at 10:06pm
Ralph and family, I was so sorry to hear about Jo’s passing. I always liked to see her when I came home to Billings to visit my folks. Usually mom and I would meet Jo for lunch and we would always have such a good time. She was so kind to me always. She will be missed.
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jstimm@aol.com

Posted at 01:13pm
Ralph and family, I am sorry about your loss. I shall miss her as we have been friends for so many years. Sharing our birthdays together, same day, same age. and the many things we did together, working at the Deac, going to Peaks, going on tours of homes and having lunch every so often. She was a dear friend. May she now rest in peace. Joanne Timm
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Wendy Krank

Posted at 05:24pm
I shall miss the phone calls that we shared throughout the years. Jo always was upbeat and positive during our conversations. I am forever grateful for having known her. I will miss her laugh. My sincere condolence to Ralph and family. Wendy Krank
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mjbfitzgerald@gmail.com

Posted at 01:12pm
I really enjoyed getting to know your mother, Raloh. She was in the knitting group I frequented occasionally. She was sweet, generous, talented and great company for all of us. I am sorry to learn she has passed; it was a pleasure to have known her and you have my deepest sympathies.
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