Dorothy Keller Flower Mound, Texas

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Dorothy Keller, 89, of Flower Mound, Texas, formerly of Creston and Diagonal, died April 29, 2013, at Autumn Leaves of Flower Mound Memory Care Facility in Flower Mound, Texas.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the United Church of Diagonal. The Rev. Edward Shields will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery southwest of Diagonal. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 216 Broadway St., Diagonal. A memorial fund has been established for Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter, 1730 28th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.

Dorothy Keller, daughter of Avis (Benson) and Alfred “Pete” Pacha, was born July 1, 1923, in Diagonal.

Dorothy grew up in Diagonal and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1941.

On April 4, 1942, Dorothy married Robert Earl Keller in Grant City, Mo.

They farmed west of Diagonal for several years before Bob’s career took them to Omaha, Neb. The family also lived in Wisconsin and Illinois. They retired to Lebanon, Mo.

In 1992, Dorothy and Bob returned to southwest Iowa and settled in Creston.

Dorothy belonged to the Legion Auxiliary.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Clyde (wife Nancy) Keller of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Ron (wife Terrie) Keller of Fayette, Utah, and Diane (husband Eric) Pierce of Flower Mound, Texas; grandchildren, Brandy Ratley, Paul Craddock Jr., Tara Penders and Stephanie Bridges; great-grandchildren, David Ratley and Conor, Chase and Cloey Craddock; sister Margaret Swank of Lenox; and brother-in-law Dean Gardner.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Leslie Keller; grandson Bryan Craddock; son-in-law Paul Craddock Sr.; and sisters, Mary Ann Gardner and Phyllis Hogue.

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