Mary E. Keller
1918 - 2009
Elro S. Keller
1918 - 2005
TOM BEAN - Funeral services for Mary E. "Jackie" Keller,
91, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at the First Baptist
Church in Tom Bean with Rev. Jerry Davis, Rev. Duane Phy and Rev. John
Hall officiating. Interment will follow at White Mound Cemetery in Tom
Bean. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11,
2009 at the funeral home.
Jackie passed away on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at the Homestead of Sherman.
She was born on June 21, 1918 in Bells to Albert and Annie (Cherry)
Houston. Jackie married Elro S. Keller on Nov. 16, 1935. She assisted her
husband at Keller's Garage in Garland and retired from E Systems, also
After retirement, they moved back to Tom Bean. Jackie loved to cook,
crochet, garden, read, camp and go to bluegrass festivals with her husband.
Her home was always open to friends and family, especially for desserts
and coffee in the afternoon. Jackie always put others first. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church in Tom Bean.
Survivors include a daughter, Robin McDaniel and husband, Roger
of Collinsville; four grandchildren, Holly Odell and husband, Heath of
Gainesville, Suzanne Cox and husband, Matt of Collinsville, Stephen McDaniel
of Collinsville, and Phillip McDaniel and wife, Kari of Whitesboro; three
great-grandchildren, Nicholas Cox, Hunter Odell and Hade Odell; a sister-in-law,
Nell White of Tom Bean; a brother, Billy J. White of Tom Bean; an adopted
daughter, Dena Wilson of Whitewright; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elro S. Keller; a daughter,
Judy Keller; two sisters and five brothers.
Pallbearers are Phillip McDaniel, Stephen McDaniel, Matt Cox, Heath
Odell, Suzanne Cox, Jeff Landers and Holly Odell.
The Herald Democrat, November 11, 2009