Keller, L.W. "Red"

Written by David Green.

L.W. “Red” Keller, of rural Fayette,  Ohio, died at his home on his 84th birthday, Nov. 4, 2011.

He was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Butler, Ind., to the late McKinley and Jessie (Stotz) Keller. He married Garnet Schoonover on Sept. 13, 1952, and she preceded him in death on March 4, 1982. He later married Ardith Keller on July 23, 1983, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2004.

Red was formerly employed with Miller Bros. Construction Company, from where he retired in 1990. He also owned Harry’s Tavern in Fayette with his wife Ardith. He was a member of the Morenci American Legion.

Red is survived by a son, David (and Judy) Keller of Stryker, Ohio; two daughters, Ellen Keefer of Archbold, Ohio, and Ann (and David) Wheeler of Fayette; a brother, Larry (and Sue) Keller of Liberty Center, Ohio; two sisters, Betty (and Richard) Wilder of Lansing, Mich., and Bernice (and Bud) Zenz of Napoleon, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Levi Keller, Britney Keefer, Erica Keefer, Hanna McCabe, Collin McCabe and Jessie Wheeler.

In addition to his parents and wives, Red was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Kathy Currier officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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