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Mary L. Keller

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Mary L. Keller Obituary
Mary Keller

Mary Louise Keller, 72 years, of Columbia, IL, born January 2, 1946, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on August 9, 2018, at Integrity Health Care of Columbia, IL.

Mary had been a social worker with the State of Illinois for many years. She was quite proud of having achieved a Master's Degree in social work. She later retired from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Columbia, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil B. Keller, whom she married September 17, 1971, in Belleville, IL, who had passed January 16, 2007; and her parents, Francis A. and Geneva E., nee Kelley, Bertrand.

Surviving are her daughter, Carrie (Eric Reinhard) Keller of Columbia, IL; two sons, James Keller of Waterloo, IL, and Bryan (Kelley) Keller of Swansea, IL; brother, Francis (Carolyn) Bertrand Jr., of O'Fallon, IL; grandchildren, Eilla Reinhard, Sarah, Rachael, Jessica, Clayton, and Jake Keller; a niece, Denise Pedroza-Bertrand; a cousin, Norma Gail Meyer; along with other relatives and friends.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: of St. Louis, 9370 Olive Street Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63132 or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 So. Illinois St., Belleville, IL, 62220. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com.

Services: Private family services were held. Interment was in Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery, Columbia, IL.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 11, 2018
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