Kenneth L. Keller, 83, of Carlisle, passed away
on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. He was born on December 26, 1933
in Middlesex Township, and was a son of the late Carson H. and Wilda (Blosser) Keller.
Ken graduated in
1952 from Carlisle High School. As a young man Ken was a farmer, and eventually went to work at the former
Carlisle Tire & Rubber Co. where he retired after 33 years of service. He was a member of the LeTort
United Methodist Church, AARP #4377 and a life member of Eagles Aerie 1299 all of Carlisle. Ken enjoyed
gardening, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years,
Marcia J. (Coleman) Keller, two sons; Barry L. Keller and Gregory L. Keller both of Carlisle, one daughter, Diane J. Stone
of Carlisle, three grandchildren; Tyler, Austin and Bailey Stone, five sisters; Jean Peck of Cropsey, IL, Kay Minnich of Mt.
Joy, Carol George of Carlisle, Donna Brucker of Cropsey, IL and Martice Hockley of Carlisle and many nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by four brothers; Richard L., Ronald W., Eddie L. and Carson H. Keller, Jr.
will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with
Rev. Chris Renner officiating. Burial will be in LeTort Cemetery, Middlesex Twp. A viewing
will be held on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to LeTort United Methodist Church, 1198 Claremont Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015. www.Since1853.com
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my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God provide comfort at this time.
Cathy E. Paxton
With sincere sympathy.
Class of 1952, Carlisle High School
Marcia, Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Marcia, So sorry to hear of Ken's death...Bill and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this
very sad time.
Worked with Keller for many years he would give you the shirt off his back
may he rest in peace
A time to rejoice!
Sept.26th 2017, A good man,
Ken Keller went to be with the Lord.
Finally no more sitting in that chair in the nursing home, hurting, sad and lonely.
I thank God for the time that he and I shared these past 3 years.
In the beginning of his stay, he would say " I
want to go home" and I would tell him that one day you will go home. I know Ken was not thinking of heaven, but
it seemed to calm him in the moment. Even though he never went back to the destination he was longing for. I know that
Ken's soul was well with the Lord. I can hear the Lord say "Welcome home my son". He is now with our parents,
grandma, and brothers. Oh the joy to be in the presence of the Lord, to finally see his face and have those that love you,
waiting on you. Everytime I went to see Ken, I always ended our visit by holding him while saying a prayer. I
wanted him to know that in spite of a slipping mind, God cared for him and was holding him in the palm of his hand, that he
was a child of a King and in God's eyes he was still vital, worthy and loved. I went to see Ken when I got the word
end was near, there lying in his bed, even with delayed breathing, he looked better than he did in a long time. He was
calm , peaceful and!
had a glow on his face that said " I am finally free"
caring and loving sister,
Rest In Peace, We will ride again
some day. My god be with you. We will miss you.
Marcia We were so sorry
to hear of Ken's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our family during this very sad time.
and Bill Johnson
Marcia and family our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dick and Martha Crumlich
Marcia, so sorry to learn of your loss, I extend my deepest sympathy
to you and your family.
Sorry to learn of the death of
Ken, I learned to know Ken when he was a young boy and worked on the farm for my dad, Bob Lehman. Also Ken's family
lived next to Grandpa Lehman's family and we learned to know most of that family. Good memories of those of
Ken and the Keller family.
Lois Lehman Nester
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