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Bobby Dale Keller

Visitation:

Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.

Service:

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Farber Presbyterian Church.
Officiating
: Rev. Dana Slavin.
Music: Shirley Stubblefield - pianist.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Nephews Dwayne Reading, James Reading, Edward Reading, Howard Reading, Darwyn Pease, and Larry Pease.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bob Foree, George Carlson, and Randy Pease.

Bobby Dale Keller passed away at 12:27 p.m.Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. He grew up in the Vandalia area and was a 1947 Vandalia High School graduate. After high school, Dale worked as a farmhand for a few years before being drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He served his country for nearly two years and then returned to Vandalia where he started working at Harbison-Walker Refractories. Dale worked primarily as a machinist and retired on January 3, 1992 after 37 years at Harbison Walker. He was a longtime member of the Farber Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder. Dale enjoyed hunting, spending time in the "Hundred Acre Woods," reading, and tinkering with do-it-yourself projects.

Born: September3, 1929 in Vandalia, the son of William Carl and Edna Alice (Smith) Keller.

Married: Carol Elaine Haverich on September 17, 1955 in Vandalia; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Carol of Farber; two sons: Martin D. and wife, Dana (Evans) Keller of Mexico and Todd A. and wife, Dana (Aggeler) Keller of Farber; one sister: Helen Pease of Vandalia; five grandchildren: Lauren A. Keller, Gabrielle N. Keller, Devyn R. Keller, Mylee R. Keller and Slade W. Keller; also survived by several nieces andnephews.

Preceded in death by: daughter, Sheila Loreece Keller; parents; step-father, Fred Epperson; four brothers: Mayo Keller, Roy Keller, Melvin Epperson and Leo Keller who died in infancy; one sister, Doris Reading.

Memorials are encouraged to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico or to the Farber Presbyterian Church


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