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Sunday October 31st, 2021
12:00pm - 7:00pm

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Marlene Keller

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 13 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colorado.

Marlene Kay (Murphy) Keller was born August 12, 1936, to Olin Elmer (Pat) Murphy and Emma Irene (Still) Murphy at Redding, Iowa. Marlene graduated from Redding High School in 1954.

Following graduation, Marlene moved to Gilcrest, Colorado to attend Business school in Greeley, Colorado. She lived with her step-mother’s sister’s family, Darryl & Myrtle Deutcher. After graduating from business school, Marlene worked 10 years for Greeley National Bank. On April 13, 1956, Marlene was united in marriage to Bob Curtis Keller in Gilcrest, Colorado. They made their home in Greeley for 10 years before they moved to Arvada, Colorado where Bob worked for the State of Colorado. Marlene was employed by Central Bank of Denver for 18 years. After Marlene & Bob retired, the moved back to Mount Ayr, Iowa on a farm 2 miles south of Mount Ayr. In 2007, Bob passed away and Marlene moved into Mount Ayr.

Marlene passed away on October 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents; second Mother Gladys Murphy; husband Bob; brothers Darrell Murphy, Harold Murphy, Robert Murphy, and Doyle Murphy; brothers-in-law Bill Keller, Robert Rossman, and Manlea Barber.

Marlene is survived by her sister Dorothy Barber of Mount Ayr; sisters-in-law Helen Keller of Greeley, Colorado and Beverly Rossman of Texas; several nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews; other relatives & friends.

Memorials are to the Ringgold County Senior Center.

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Sympathy Gift courtesy of Beverly Rossman. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Marlene Keller.

Beverly Rossman Nov 5 2021 2:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Keller

Tilena and Jory Dunlap Oct 28 2021 6:35 PM

So sorry to hear of your families loss of Marlene Keller! She was a wonderful lady and will be missed so much by all who knew her. I know she is in good company up there in Heaven right now with all of her family & safely in her Saviors arms. Deepest Sympathy to all of her family. may God comfort your hearts. Hugs & love to all of you!

Bill & Sherry Davidson! Oct 28 2021 5:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Keller

Anna Murphy Oct 28 2021 9:57 AM

I sorry for your loss I hade fun with her at Healthcare

Strormy Saville Oct 27 2021 8:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Keller

Louise Frost Oct 27 2021 11:38 AM

I have many memories of Marlene while growing up and going to her Grandpa's and Grandma's house for Sunday get togethers. I will miss her so much, she was my 1st cousin, rest in peace Marlene.

Marilyn (Murphy) Snead Oct 27 2021 11:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Keller

Marilyn Snead Oct 27 2021 11:13 AM

Am so sorry to hear about Marlene. She was one of the first people at the Activity Center and so enjoyed playing games and everything it had to offer. She was so much fun to have around, always in a good mood and had lots of stories. Condolences to her sister Dot Barber and the rest of her family. I know you all have great memories of her.

Janet Hogue Oct 26 2021 3:10 PM