Mary C. Keller
(August 3, 1928 - November 2, 2006)
Mary Catherine Keller, 78, of Strasburg, was called to her Heavenly Home to be with her loved ones gone before at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2006 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg with Rev. Richard Bremer officiating. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday in Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Burial will be in Grace Cemetery, Strasburg. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or donor’s choice.
Mrs. Keller was born on August 3, 1928 in Casey, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Silva Hepner Fudge. She graduated from Casey High School in the Class of 1946. She married Don M. Keller on July 13, 1947. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Strasburg and the Red Hat Society in Florida. Her two grandchildren were the center of her life until the last six years, when she became a great grandmother of Emmalee and Ella. She was their babysitter and cookie baker. She enjoyed knitting, flowers, going to Florida and cooking and baking for all. Mary was an organ and tissue donor to Gift of Hope.
Surviving are her husband, Don; daughter, Pat Wallace and husband Donnie of Strasburg; brother, Wayne Fudge and wife Marilyn of Foley, AL; sister, Marge Wible and husband Justin of Casey; two grandchildren, Rick Wallace of Strasburg and Kim Storm and husband Brad of Lakewood; two great grandchildren, Emmalee Katherine and Ella Catherine Storm; and several nieces and nephews.
Gone before her in death were her parents.