Ethel I. Keller, 95, exemplary homemaker, Highland Presbyterian member, seamstress

By on January 31, 2018

Ethel I. Keller, 95, ascended to the kingdom of light in the Heaven of God’s bounty on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Moravian Manor.

She was the wife of the late Donald W. Keller, who winged his flight to the Heavenly kingdom in 2010. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Maude M. Gallagher Jones.

After working for the Bell Telephone Company for a short time, Ethel became an exemplary homemaker. Her children and grandchildren recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the safe, caring, and loving home environment she created every single day. It is possible that there may be other wives and mothers as good as Ethel, but none better. Ethel was a fabulous cook and creative baker. She enjoyed bridge, golf, aerobics and was an excellent seamstress, creating clothing, curtains and upholstery.

She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and a former member of Pine Street Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg, where she taught Sunday School.

Ethel is survived by her children: Michael L., married to Georgia Keller, living in Manheim; Nancy K., married to James Tichenor living in Philadelphia; and D. Jeffrey, married to Sonia Keller living in Florence, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends are warmly invited to attend Ethel’s memorial service on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Moravian Manor Retirement Community, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz. Interment will be private in the Highland Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road Lancaster, PA 17601; or Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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