Keller, Marian

Written by David Green.

Marian Marie Keller, 83, formerly of Morenci, Mich., died April 17, 2010.

She was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Palmyra, Mich., the daughter of Forrest and Genevieve (Ash) Snyder. She married Robert Keller on Dec. 17, 1967, and he preceded her in death Sept. 9, 2001.

Marian graduated from Adrian High School in 1944. She was a very active member of the Morenci area community, and was a busy wife in agricultural sales for many years with her husband Bob at Keller’s Supply, Inc., in Morenci.

She and her husband were well known by the United Methodist Church members in Morenci, where Marian provided her cooking talent for large groups and prepared meals for many social gatherings. She was always generous in the gift of her time and talents by serving the church in rummage sales, and was a member of the Triangle Club in Morenci.

Marian moved to Indiana in 2003, to live near her son, Ernie, and daughter-in-law Anne, residing at Grace Village Assisted Living in Winona Lake, Ind. She enjoyed playing pepper and euchre with many of the residents and enjoyed the musical talents at the weekly jam sessions which she rarely missed. She returned to Michigan in December 2009 to live at Grand Court in Adrian.

Marian is survived by  three children, Gerald Knierim of Zephyrhills, Fla., Diane (and Larry) Lakatos of Adrian, and Ernie (and Anne) Keller of Warsaw, Ind.; four step-children, Doug (and Janet) Keller of Douglasville, Ga., Carol (and Paul) Schwartz of Dublin, Ohio, Dave (and Deborah) Keller of Adrian and Dan (and Jackie) Keller of Fayette; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 34 years, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Earl; and a twin sister, Meredith in infancy.

Funeral services were April 20, at Morenci United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Burstall and Rev. Alan Hanson officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Morenci United Methodist Church or Hospice of Lenawee County.

  • Front.splash
    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.drum
    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
  • Front.art.park
    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016