In Memoriam - Kerry Lynn O'Keffe

Kerry Lynn O’Keefe

The Yorktown community is saddened by the loss of  Kerry O'Keefe, former Yorktown Crew Coach who lost her battle with cancer on September 23, 2001, at the age of 33.

Kerry Lynn O’Keefe was assistant coach of women’s rowing at the University of Minnesota. Previously, Kerry coached at SMU (Head Coach 99-00), Notre Dame (Novice Coach 98-99), Ohio State University (Asst. Coach 97-98), Yale (Asst Coach 96-97), as well as at numerous clubs and high schools in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland. Kerry graduated from Ohio State University in 1991.

Her family and friends would like to give special thanks to the nurses and caregivers of Fairview University Hospital Unit 7C (Minneapolis, MN) and N.C. Little Memorial Hospice (Edina, MN) for their support and care throughout Kerry’s continued battle with cancer.

Kerry’s family would like to honor her wishes that in place of flowers or other memorials please send donations to The Kerry O’Keefe Equipment Fund for Women’s Rowing (Checks payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation – fund #5916, 200 Oak St. S.E. Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2010.) or to the N.C. Little Memorial Hospice in memory of Kerry O’Keefe (7019 Lynmar Lane, Edina, MN 55435)