Keller, Mary K. 95, of Burlington passed away Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013 in her home with her family by her side. She was born December 8, 1917 in Chicago the daughter of Martin and Katherine (Mroczkieziecz) Tomasheski. Mary married Charles B. "Charlie" Keller on June 12, 1937 at St. Isadore Catholic Church in Cloverdale. Mary was a farm wife, farming with her husband in Hanover Township from 1946 to 1985. She loved animals and birds and tending to her flowers. Most of all, she loved her family, baking and cooking for them. She was a devoted member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Virgil. Surviving are her son, Edward Keller of Burlington and daughter, Marian Beckway of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren, Trevor Beckway, Marsha (Brad) May and Michele (Robert) Murphy; four great-grandchildren, Dakota and Kyle May and Kaleigh and Michael Murphy; and one sister, Ann Listwan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charlie of 71 years on May 13, 2009; two brothers, Edward and Frank Tomasheski; and all her in-laws in the Keller family. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, March 11 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5N939 Meredith Road., Virgil with Fr. Perfecto Vasquez officiating. Burial will be in the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Cemetery in Hampshire. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire with Rosary at 2:00 PM and Prayers at 4:45 PM. The visitation will continue on Monday at the church from 9:00 to 9:45 AM. Masses or memorials in her name may be directed to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. For information, call the funeral home at 847-683-2711.
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Published in Courier News on Mar. 8, 2013