Bernadine Keller Obituary

Bernadine Merle Keller
Bernadine Merle Keller
Bernadine Merle Keller

May 24, 1915 - June 29, 2007
Born in Canton, KS
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Bernadine Merle Keller, 92, died Friday, June 29, 2007 at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery.

Bernadine Merle was born in Canton, Kansas on May 24, 1915 the daughter of Walter Harris Corbin and Sarah Emma Wining Corbin. She was married to Walter H. Keller. Bernadine Merle was a registered nurse and resided in Canton and Salina, Kansas before moving to Windsor Heights 51 years ago. She was employed as an Industrial Nurse at Meredith Printing from which she retired. She was also a Dormitory Mother at Iowa Methodist School of Nursing. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church, the Eastern Star of Canton, Kansas and the Mailing Mommas Volunteer Group. Bernadine enjoyed knitting, tatting, crochet and hand crafts. She loved giving and volunteering her time and energy to people and her family and friends. She also was a world traveler and had visited every state in the union.

Bernadine Merle was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter, and her daughter, Patricia Ann Keller; two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her children: Scott F. Keller (Carola), Kaye K. Bair (Tetsugen Heintz) and Dwight H. Keller (Nicole); son-in-law, Mike Hennig; grandchildren: Christine Searson, Brent Bair, Eric Heintz II, William Heintz, Tini Moore, Patty Leger, Cara Keller and Erin Keller; great- grandchildren: Christina McClain, Teri McClain, Connor Bair, Kayla Bair, Cody Searson, Cieran Searson, Jasmine Moore, and Channelle Moore.

Her family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, July 2, 2007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church
3700 Cottage Grove
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
1:00 PM
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
2:00 PM


Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725