MARTHA WILLIAMSON KELLER

Born: Wed., Feb. 28, 1917
Died: Thu., Nov. 13, 2008

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Martha Williamson Keller, 91, of Sugar Mill, New Smyrna Beach, FLA and Homewood at Crumland Farms, Frederick, died peacefully November 13, 2008 at Frederick Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

She was the wife of Chales E. Keller for 52 years until his death May 23, 1990.

They married January 21, 1938 and she was a devoted wife and mother.

She was born in Baltimore February 28, 1917, the daughter of the late Robert E. Lee and Grace Elizabeth Greenwood Williamson.

She graduated from the Bryn Mawr school in Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she met her husband.

Martha was a member of the Christ Reformed UCC, Middletown for 70 years; she served as a sunday school teacher and was a member of the Christ de Fille sunday school class.

She was associated with the Girl Scouts at Camp Boher for many years; enjoyed playing golf and tennis for many years; was also a member of the Casual Gardens Club and many bridge groups.

She spent her last years with loving friends at Homewood at Crumland Farms.

She lived a full blessed life, always surrounded by family and wonderful friends.

She is survived by a loving family of:
3 children - Charles and Connie Keller; Donald and Susanne Keller; Jeanie and Clarence Reeder - all of Frederick.

6 grandchildren - Chaz Keller and wife Emy Jo; Dan Bittle and wife Susan; Gabi Keller; Brett Keller and wife Aina; Scott Keller and wife Jodi; Colyn Keller and wife Mandy.

11 grandchildren - Chase and Maxann Keller; Lex and Kelsie Keller; Blake and Tess Bittle; Lance and Kathryn Keller; Coltyn, Camdyn, and Corbyn Keller.

a brother-in-law - Harold Keller - Seattle, WA

a sister-in-law - Marietta Keller - Pennsylvania

There will be private family interment services.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 AM Monday November 17 at Christ Reformed UCC, Middletown. Rev. Mark A Wakefield, her pastor, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ Reformed Church, P.O. Box 333, Middletown, MD 21769 or to Homewood at Crumland Farms, 7407 Willow Rd., Frederick, MD 21702.

Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, is entrusted with arrangements.

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Susan Petrie
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear of Martha's passing. I knew Martha through my mother, Nony Petrie, who lived across the hall from her at Homewood. They were good friends, sharing an interest in bridge games and enjoying outings together, and I had the pleasure of her company on several occasions as well. Martha will be missed; you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Weddle Thomas
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate the life of your Mom, Grandma, and Great-grandmother. Chaz, EmyJo and Gabi, I haven't seen you guys in so long but think of you often. Hope all is well with you and yours. Take care.

Peck & Nancy Strine
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
To: Charlie, Donnie, Jeanie and Families,

We want to express our sincere sympathy on the passing of Mrs. Keller. I (Peck) still have fond memories of my association with the Keller family during my Little League and High School basketball days. Whenever the occasion arises, I am proud to say that I know the Keller family and was coached by Mr. Charlie Keller. We are very sorry to miss the memorial service but we will be out of town on that day. God Bless. We will keep you in our prayers.

Peck & Nancy Strine

Pat Walker
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Jeanie,
I remember your Mom so well -- always envied her stamina, strength and great sense of humor.
May she rest in peace!
Pat Walker


Priscilla & Ken Lloyd
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
To Donald, Charlie, Jeanie and all family members:
Ken and I want you to know how deeply sorry we are for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was a very special person and we know that she will be greatly missed. It is never easy to loose those who are dear to our hearts. Please know that our prayers are with your entire family at this time. May the Lord embrace you with His loving peace and comfort.
We regret that we are unable to attend the Memorial Service tomorrow. Ken and I are in Idaho and will be returning to Wilmington Friday.
We hope that you will take comfort knowing that Martha lived a full and satisfying life. She was a gracious lady and was loved by all those who knew her. She will be missed. We came across a poem that we think just might reflect the way Martha would want to be remembered and thought to share it with all of you.

"Death is Nothing"

Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way that you always used to. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval,somewhere very near, just round the corner.
All is well.

Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)
Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral

With our prayers and love to all,
Ken and Priscilla


Marsha Wells
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
To the family, I extend my sympathy to you. I first knew Martha through my parents-Bill and Jackie Hall.I personally got to know her through Ladies Golf and spent many enjoyable rounds, marveling at her skill, and always laughing alot when she was around. Always gracious and kind,I have mentioned to many in later years that I wanted to gracefully age as Martha did. I hope your wonderful memories will comfort you now in this time of sadness and reflection.

Steve Cocke
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Dan, please know that our hearts are with you and your family at this time. Although we did not know your grandmother, we are able to see her great qualities in all her family. Please give your mom a big hug and let her know she is also in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your grandmother close to all by sharing your memories and instilling the qualities in your kids and others that made your grandmother that wonderful, special person. No words can comfort you and your family but know that my prayers and best wishes are always with you. Steve & Marci

Becky Hall
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. But what a life Martha had. I met her through my parents, Bill & Jackie Hall, and also enjoyed a golf association through Glade Valley. I hope at her age I can play golf that well. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all.

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