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.

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