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“Mom Keeler was a wonderful, thoughtful and kind woman. My husband thought of her as a second mother. She always kept us up on the happenings in Bay...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Rohde - Mechanicsville, MD

“Dear Nancy,I am very sorry about your Mom. She was a really nice lady. Though it is a sorrowful time for you, I hope you find comfort knowing she...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Reinhardt - Fairfax Station, VA

“Dear Chuck, Andy, & NancySo sorry to hear of you Mom's passing. Lots of great memories of both your Mom & Dad. Your Dad was my first customer when...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Charlie & Renee Morgan - Hemet, CA

“Chuck, Andy & Nancy,She is now reunited with your Dad. Your treasured memories will live on with you forever and may they help you find the comfort...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: George & Marie (Niedzwiecki )Anthony - MI

“I loved Mrs. Keeler- what an amazing lady ( and adored Mr. too❣Good people- part of a legacy neighborhood Love to family , she loved family...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Page. (Krzy)

“Dear Chuck, Andy and Nancy,So sorry for your very great loss. Your Mother and Dad both were wonderful neighbors and also dear friends to our Mom &...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: George & Marie (Niedzwiecki) Anthony Anthony - MI

“Nancy, Thinking of you and your family fondly during this time of grief. May the Lord be with you and provide good memories of your Mom. Thinking and...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: John and Chris Vetter - Jenison, MI

“Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know your heart is heavy with missing her. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Bettie Kapla - Caledonia, MI

“Chuck, Andy and Nancy,Sending prayers, friendship and love to you all! Your Mom's warmth and spirit will remain in your hearts forever...and will...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Gary and Michelle Griffin - NC

“Nancy-(and family),Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your mom. Prayers for God's strength and peace.Love,The Britton's ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jami Britton - Jenison, MI

“Dear Nancy,You are in our thoughts and prayers.So sorry for your loss.May you experience God's loving arms around you.Ken and Pat 7'sma Diekevers ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Patricia Diekevers - Zeeland, MI

“Ellen sorry...didn't read very well. Sorry about hubby's mother's passing. Same thing applies. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Betty Edwards - Tioga, LA

“Ellen I am so sorry that your mother has passed! She's in Heaven now dancing with the Angels...but I know you'll miss her. Love and prayers my friend. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Betty Edwards - Tioga, LA

“Chuck, Andy, and Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was always one one of those special ladies in our 7th & Johnson...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Richard & Linda Niedzwiecki - MI

“She was an exceptional card queen. I admired the way she lived with grace and dignity always trying to make others a little happier. At peace now...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Valerie Kegley - Oxford, PA

“Dear Keeler Family, sending warm thoughts and prayers to you all. I know how difficult this must be...Love. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Martha (Miller) O'Flaherty - CO

“A special aunt who was an exceptional card queen. She lived with grace and dignity under less than ideal circumstances. May she rest in peace now...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Valerie Kegley - Oxford, PA


Barb, age 88 years, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at her home. She was born in Bay City on November 4, 1928 to the late Edward C. and Vera G. (Fargo) Smith. She was a graduate of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Barb was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and was active with the Junior Choir. She enjoyed horse racing and made many trips to the pre-Kentucky Derby races. She was an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. On May 24, 1952, she married Walter F. Keeler and he preceded her in death on December 27, 2002. Survivors include her children: Chuck (Keli) Keeler, Andy (Ellen) Keeler and Nancy Keeler, 5 grandchildren: Jennifer (Mike) Loria, Scott (Erin Katz) Keeler, Alan Keeler, Brad (Devon) Keeler and Amy (Chris) Runburg, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces, a sister-in-law, Martha Keeler, a special cousin, Elizabeth (Chuck) Atkari and a special friend, Carolyn (Howard) Johnson. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Bryan Bush, a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Wilson Ward and a special cousin, Billie Smith. Funeral Service will be on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Susan C. Rich will officiate. Cremation will follow and the cremated remains of Barb and her husband, Walter, will be joined together at Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium for their final journey. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. She will lie in state at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or Heartland Hospice.