Ben A. Keller
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Born: 
February 2, 1918
Died: 
June 12, 2012
Services: 
Visitation: Thurs. 6-8 PM
Services: 
Mass: Friday 2:00 PM

 

Ben A Keller, 94 of 356 S. Mountain Rd., Emporium, formerly of Kirksville Mo. passed away in St. Marys, PA peacefully Tuesday afternoon in the company of his family.
He was born Feb 2nd 1918 the son of U.S. Grant and Effie J. (Burns) Keller.
Mr. Keller graduated from the University of Missouri and taught High School in both Kirksville and Emporium. Prior to that time he worked at Sylvania in Emporium and Burlington, Iowa. He was a veteran of WWll serving in the European theatre with the 70th tank battalion. Mr. Keller was a member and past Post Commander of the Miller-Raffelle VFW. He was also an active 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Emporium. He enjoyed people and socializing and traveling around the country. He spent many of the last few winters living with his family in Texas
He is survived by 3 sons, Ben (Kim) Keller of Soul South Korea, Patrick of Fort Worth Texas, and Steve (Donna) of St Marys. He has 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren all of which he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frances 2003, and son Thomas. 2000 and eight older brothers: Sam, Homer, Carl, Tom, Fred, Hadley, Eugene and Max.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thurday from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


So sorry for your loss... We

So sorry for your loss... We sure will miss seeing him across the road, sitting on the porch watching over things... love and hugs to your family!


So sorry for your loss... We

So sorry for your loss... We sure will miss seeing him across the road, sitting on the porch watching over things... love and hugs to your family!


So sorry for your loss... We

So sorry for your loss... We sure will miss seeing him across the road, sitting on the porch watching over things... love and hugs to your family!


Steve,I am so sorry for the

Steve,I am so sorry for the loss of your father.I remember all the trouble we got into,you me ,tom and Danny.When you get a chance give me a call and we will get caught up.660-988-6622


Steve and family So sorry for

Steve and family So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy. Always had a smile on his face and was very friendly. I will always remember the times on the hill. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family..


what a great guy he was .was

what a great guy he was .was allways such a happy man and allways had a smile and a joke to tell you.i am sure heaven is a better place with ben there as he can make anyone happy.he was loved by everyone he ever knew. so sorry for his loss and i will allways rember how that warm smile would just make you feel so good.


My sympathies on your dad's

My sympathies on your dad's passing.


Steve and Family, Sorry for

Steve and Family, Sorry for the loss of your father, he will be greatly missed, I will always have very fond memories of him over on the hill..My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family..Ben will be missed by all that knew him and enjoyed his company....


So sorry to read at the loss

So sorry to read at the loss of your father. I have often thought of all of you and remember all the fun and fights we had growing up on Fifth St in Kirksville, MO. My best to each and everyone of you!


Please accept our deepest

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Only got to talk to him on the phone one time while searching the Burn's family in Kirksville, Mo.. My grandfather Chet Burns was Ben's uncle Gary Maize


I really got to know Ben

I really got to know Ben when he joined our Bereavement Group after he lost your mom. That was a really hard time for him, but now they are together, along with your brother, Tom. Ben was a great guy, loved by everyone who knew him. He had that special twinkle in his eyes!


Steve, Donna, and family.

Steve, Donna, and family. I'm so glad that Ben was a part of our family. He was a funny, charming and a witty, wonderful man. Ben will be greatly missed by myself and my family. We all were blessed to have him in our lives. With love, Julie Richards and Family


Our sympathies to Ben's

Our sympathies to Ben's family. Was always a pleasure to talk to Ben. He was quite witty and always cheerful. Jeff and Stephanie Johnson


It was always a pleasure to

It was always a pleasure to talk with Ben. He was cheerful and witty. Our sympathies to his family. Jeff and Stephanie Johnson


Our thoughts and prayers are

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will always have fond memories of Ben and his smile that brightened any room. God Bless!


Dear Keller Family; We are so

Dear Keller Family; We are so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. What a special man he was! Always willing to speak to people and tell a story and he was always happy! I recently took Communion to Grove House and he didn't join the group in the living room, so I went back to his room to see him. He was so grateful to receive that Sacrament! Thanks for sharing him-you are all in our prayers! God Bless.


Sorry for your loss. Ben will

Sorry for your loss. Ben will always be in our hearts. We will miss him. Ben was always at Scott baseball games and came to see Paula when she came home with the girls.


you have my condolences in

you have my condolences in the passing of your father Ben, it was always a good time in talking to ben at the VFW in Emporium, he will be missed.