Keller, 77, of 540 Montour Boulevard, Bloomsburg, PA went to be with her
Lord and Savior on Monday, February 1, 2010 at Geisinger Medical Center,
Danville, PA. She was born August 7, 1932 in Danville, PA, the daughter of
the late Catherine Montague Burger Geringer and the late George E. Burger.
was a graduate of Danville High School in 1951. She resided in the Danville
and Bloomsburg area her entire adult life. Her main interest was in her
home, family, and church. She was a member of St. James United Church of
Christ (Ridgeville), Danville, where she will be remembered for her
faithfulness and her wonderful baked goods made to support their various
fundraisers and covered dish meals. She sang in the church choir for many
years and attended the Adult Sunday School Class. Mary was secretary for
St. James UCC for over 25 years. She loved to bake, watch figure skating
and beauty pageants on TV. She also enjoyed listening to country music,
especially Alan Jackson. Mary was very generous to everyone, helping them
with anything she could provide. Her helpfulness to people gave her great
her earlier years, worked at Geisinger Medical Center. She was in the first
class of Nurse’s Aides at Geisinger, achieving top honors in her class.
Mary worked in the Children’s Ward during the polio epidemic.
survived by her husband, Myron L. Keller with whom she would have observed
their 58th wedding anniversary on March 29th. Also
surviving is a daughter: Diane K. Hackett, her husband, Barry Hackett, and
grandson, Jeremy S. Hackett of Bloomsburg, PA. Her sons: Larry L. Keller
and his wife, Arla Billig Keller of Bloomsburg, PA; and Bradley E. Keller
and his wife, Kierstie Bowers Keller of Rye, NH. Also surviving is her
brother, Fred M. Geringer and his wife, Martie Geringer of Danville, PA; and
two nephews and eight nieces. In addition to her parents she was preceded
in death by two brothers, Robert E. Burger and George L. Burger and one
sister, Jane Burger Nevius.
Service will be held on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at St. James
United Church of Christ, 2507 Bloom Road, Danville, PA with her pastor the
Reverend Richard Shearer officiating. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows
Cemetery, Danville, PA. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until 11:45
AM at the church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made
in Mary’s memory to St. James United Church of Christ, 2507 Bloom Road,
Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street, Danville, PA.