Highland News Leader

Virginia Keller, 88

Virginia L. Keller, 88, of Alhambra died on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Alhambra Care Center. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will follow the visitation on Friday at the funeral home.
Virginia L. Keller, 88, of Alhambra died on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Alhambra Care Center. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will follow the visitation on Friday at the funeral home.

Virginia L. Keller, 88, of Alhambra died on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Alhambra Care Center.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will follow the visitation on Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Rieke, associate minister of Westgate Baptist Church and Ms. Keller’s great-nephew, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.

She was born on April 19, 1927 in Lebanon to Harry and Mabel (Schaefer) Keller.

She lived many years in Danville, Ill., working as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in nursing homes. Later, she moved back to Pocahontas and worked as a teacher aide at the Pocahontas Grade School. She enjoyed crocheting and babysitting her grandchildren.

She is survived by daughters, Priscilla Plocher of Highland, Rosemary (Neal) Reike Jr. of Highland, Linda Lindsey of Odin, Ill., and Virginia (Richard) Heinz of Highland; a son, Robert (Donna) Cuthrell of Martinsville, Ill.; grandchildren, Eva (Rodney) Suhre, Dennis (Donna) Plocher, Virginia (Jim) Strawn, Angela Rieke, Crystal (Jerry) McCray, Elizabeth Price, Neal (Gina) Rieke III, Kelly Kuhn, Dennis (Janice) Kuhn, Stephanie (Lawrence) Rodgers, Robert (Casey) Cuthrell, Amanda (Aaron) Goodrum, Nicholas Cuthrell, Christopher Moss, Corey Herrod, Kelsey Neier and Matthew Neier; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence (Charles) Baer of Marine; and a niece, Janet Huene.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husbands, Leroy Buehler, Loren Cuthrell and Robert Crouch; a niece, Florencie King; and a sister, Ruth Keller, who died in infancy.

Memorials may be made to the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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