Friends, Family Gather for Katie Lynn O’Keefe Memorial Service (GALLERY)

Staff from Southridge Elementary School wear school shirts in honor of Katie Lynn O’Keefe during her memorial service at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Friday, June 23, in Casper. O’Keefe taught first grade at Southridge. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church was filled beyond capacity as mourners gathered for Katie Lynn O’Keefe’s memorial service on Friday, June 23, in Casper.

O’Keefe was killed on June 16 when the truck she was riding in was struck by an SUV that drifted into the wrong lane. The vehicles were engulfed in flames. A mother and her three adolescent children also died in the accident.

O’Keefe was a first-grade teacher at Southridge Elementary School. Her colleagues sat together at her service wearing blue shirts with the school’s logo in her honor.

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Mourners attending the service filled the seats and lined up along the walls of the church, leaving lines stretching to the outside church steps.

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

Mourners line up along the walls of the church as seats are filled during a memorial service for Katie Lynn O’Keefe on Friday, June 23, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

 

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)