Martha D. Keller, 90, helped on family farm, avid gardener, her greatest joy was her family

By on April 27, 2016

Martha D. Keller, 90, of Lititz, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz, following a brief illness.

The daughter of the late Walter S. and Mary Fry Daveler, she was born in Elizabethtown and was the loving wife of the late Wilbur G. Keller, who passed away in August 2015.

Married for 69 years, Martha helped her husband with the farming and centered her life on her family. A kind and caring mother, she took great pride in her home, making meals and offering gentle support to her family through the years. Her greatest joy in life was being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She attended Lake View Bible Church in Manheim and was an avid gardener and always had perfectly kept flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed doing counted cross stitch, baking and cooking.

She is survived by her two sons: Kerby Keller, Dallas; Michael Keller, Lititz; three daughters: Kandice Mislevy, companion of Scott Ginder, Manheim; Heidi, wife of Don Klopp, Lititz; Holly Keller Noel, wife of James W. Noel Jr., Elizabethtown; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Miriam, wife of Earl Rutter, Millersburg; and Evelyn, wife of Paul Balmer, Lititz.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a brother: Claude Daveler; and a grandchild.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to Martha’s funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, at Lake View Bible Church, 383 Lake View Drive, Manheim. Viewings will be held Friday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service; and on Thursday evening, April 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Buch-Heisey Funeral Home, 216 S. Broad St., Lititz. Interment will be in Longenecker Brethren Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Martha may be made to Lake View Bible Church, 383 Lake View Drive, Manheim, PA 17545; or the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send online condolences to the family, visit Buch-Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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