Visitation: Thurs. 6-8 PM
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.