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NH teacher's bequest benefits students, elderly

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LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) - Young people heading off to college and elderly residents who don't leave their homes both will benefit from the generosity of a former math teacher from Littleton, N.H.

Anne O'Keefe died in 1989 at age 91. The Caledonian Record reports that she bequeathed $1.4 million to Littleton, with two-thirds of it going to Littleton High School graduates who excel in math or business and the rest going to health services for the community's home-bound elderly population.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which will administer the scholarships, says it appears O'Keefe's estate went to a relative after she died, and when that person died, Littleton became the new beneficiary.

O'Keefe was a 1915 graduate of Littleton High School and taught in Littleton, Keene, and Arlington, Mass., before retiring in Littleton.

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