Barbara J. Keller


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Saturday April 27, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Centenary UMC

301 North Seventh Street

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Barbara Keller, 81, of Terre Haute, Indiana, and formerly of Elmhurst, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 22nd, 2019. Barbara was born April 6, 1937, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the daughter of Donald and Frances (Dubbs) Keller.
She is survived by relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Barbara was a cataloging librarian at Indiana State University from 1967 to 1997.
As a young person her pen and ink drawings were published in a Sunday school paper. In seventh grade her Thanksgiving poem won school recognition. In high school she received a U.S. savings bond for her winning essay "My Responsibilities Under the Bill of Rights" sponsored by the Dupage Board of Realtors.
She was baptized and confirmed at age 13. During high school years she instigated a neighborhood club called Around the World Club in which neighborhood children belonged and would take turns reporting on different countries.
Hobbies included artistic endeavors, writing poetry, playing the organ, writing essays and traveling with friends.
In Terre Haute, Barbara was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and served on the Library Ministry there. She cataloged the first books for Fourteenth and Chestnut Community Center Library.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, at Centenary United Methodist Church, with Pastor Melvin Camp officiating.
Published on April 11, 2019
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Wilma Turetzky
Apr 13, 2019
Barbara was a dear friend with whom I enjoyed traveling. She had a quirky sense of humor and we laughed often. Barbara loved to tell stories of her young life. She felt fortunate to have such wise and loving parents and she treasured the moments spent with them.
I Miss you, Barbara. Rest in piece dear friend.