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Jacqueline Welles Keller

October 24, 1934 — July 15, 2018

Mrs. Jacqueline Welles Keller, 83, of Bradenton FL, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice, Bradenton, FL.

 

Jackie was born October 24, 1934, in Chicago, IL, where her father, Jack Welles, served as an FBI Special Agent. A daughter of John Roset and Ethel Turner Seago Welles, Jackie attended Wyalusing High School then Wyoming Seminary School of Business. On her family’s farm, Grovedale, she was an active horsewoman, riding often with her friends in the Circle H. Ranch riding club.

 

Jackie moved to Tampa in 1957 where she met the love of her life, Larry Keller.

 

Major Larry Keller later died in an Air Force B-52 crash in October 1969.

 

Following Larry’s death, Jackie moved her family to Bradenton FL, where she became a real estate agent with the firm of Wyman, Green and Blalock in Bradenton.

 

Her favorite past-times were Sudoku and knitting. She was a Gold Life Master in American contract bridge and was certified for scuba diving. She had a world-class collection of shells, dating from the 1940’s. Jackie loved to travel and over the years visited most of the countries of the world. She was a voracious reader.

 

 

Survivors:

Son

James (Mary Jane) Keller                                   Lehigh Acres, FL

 

Daughter

Kristin (Robert) Keller Gause                           Palmetto, FL

 

Brother

  1. Bradford (Loa) Welles Monument, CO

 

Sisters

  1. Kay (P. Dean) Homer Dushore, PA

Linda (Gary) Neiley                                            Wyalusing, PA

Mary (Chris) Milburn Pearce                             Bothell, WA

 

Brother-in-law

Edmond (Marian) Keller                                    Hurricane, UT

 

Sister-in-law

Patricia (Larry) James                                        American Fork, UT

 

Grandchildren:

Daniel (Melanie) Keller                                      Simpsonville, SC

Bradford Keller                                                   Coral Springs, FL

Chase Gause                                                        Palmetto, FL

Megan Keller                                                      Lehigh Acres, FL

Katlyn (George) Keller Lindstrom           Cooper City, FL                                       

Great grandchildren:

Joshua Keller                                                      Lehigh Acres, FL

Grace Keller                                                        Simpsonville, SC

Jackson Keller                                                    Simpsonville, SC

 

She was predeceased by her grandson, Mathew Brian Keller.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. Dr. Barry R. Ballard officiating.

 

Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 9:30 am Thursday until the time of the service.

 

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC at a later date.


A Celebration of Life will also be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 13th St., West Palmetto, FL 34221.

Memorials may be directed to Tidewell Hospice, 2504 34th Ave. W, Bradenton, FL 34205, Palmetto Friends of the Library, 923 6th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, or the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd St, New York, NY 10016.

         

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com

 

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”.  - Irish Headstone . Jackie will be dearly missed by family and friends. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jacqueline Welles Keller, please visit our flower store.

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