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Ruby Helen Keller

Mrs. Ruby Helen Keller, 84, of Louisiana, MO, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Lynn’s Heritage House in Louisiana, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana, MO. The Rev. Bill Maupin will officiate. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, MO.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until time of service at 3:00 P.M. Saturday at the church.

She was born on July 9, 1933 in Frankford, MO the daughter of Joseph and Ruby Beaulah Walker Carr.

She married Elmer Lee Keller on December 24, 1950 at the Walnut Grove Church in Louisiana, MO. Elmer preceded her in death on May 24, 1990.

Mrs. Keller is survived by one son, Roger Lee Keller and wife Gezelee of Las Vegas, NV, 2 granddaughters, Gezelle and Carrie, one brother, Jackie Joe Carr and wife Sue, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisiana and served the church in one capacity or another for several decades. Ruby’s association with her church and church family was particularly special.

Ruby had graduated from Central Illinois Beauty Academy In 1960 and operated “Ruby’s Beauty Shop” at 106 Barnard Drive for almost 4 decades. She had spent her entire life in the Louisiana area. She and Elmer forged a particularly special relationship with their son’s friends and classmates that lasted throughout their lives. In their lives together, they enjoyed bowling, were avid square dancers, and loved vacationing every year at Panama City Beach in Florida.

Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church in Louisiana, MO or Community Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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