Naomi Mardell Keller, age 84, of White Hall, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1, 2006
at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton. She was born Dec. 28, 1921
in Berdan, the daughter of Amos and Lillie May Brown Crawford.
She married Gilbert Dean Keller on May 30, 1942 in Scottville and he survives.
She is also survived by one daughter, Anita (husband, Tim) Lucas of Tustin Ranch, CA;
four sons, Craig (wife, Brenda) Keller of Murphysboro; Gilbert Keller
of Katy, TX; Mark (wife, Vicki) Keller of White Hall and William
(wife, Linda) Keller of White Hall; nine grandchildren, Heath Keller, Drew Keller,
Lucas Keller, Jake Keller, Gilbert Keller, Brian Keller, Kristen Keller,
Kelly Keller and Nicole Keller; 5 step grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marita Keller; three brothers,
Nick, Earl and Amos Crawford; and four sisters, Velmadean Simpson, Golden
Thompson and Alberta Whitlock and one in infancy.
Mrs. Keller was a professional singer and accordion player in the 1940's,
singing on KMOX and KWK radio stations. She sang with the Shady Valley Gang,
the Buckeye Four, and with Skeets Yaney.
After her singing career she was a stay at home mother. She enjoyed leather
crafting and tooling and was a cub scout den mother for many years.