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Verda “Joyce” Keller 1946-2017


Posted By: Rich Lowe
Date: 7/7/2017 at 10:45:02

Verda “Joyce” Keller, 70, Fairfield, passed away June 4 at University of Iowa Hospital.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield, IA.

Funeral service is 10 a.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Stockport Christian Church in Stockport, IA, with Pastor Nathan Chaplin officiating. Burial will be at Spencer Cemetery following the service.

Joyce was born October 29, 1946, at her parent's home in Van Buren County, IA, to John Westercamp and Elsie (Triplett) Westercamp. She grew up on her parent's farm near Bonaparte, IA, and attended country school and Bonaparte school in her early years. Joyce graduated valedictorian from Harmony High School in 1964.

She married Richard M. Keller on September 10, 1966, in Stockport, IA. Joyce was a member of the Stockport Christian Church and was very active in all church activities. She was a dependable servant of God, teaching Sunday school and serving as a deaconess. Joyce served the Lord, whom she loved so dearly, with all of her talents as a cook, teacher, and encourager, and shared with her abilities to garden.

Joyce worked with her husband in all aspects of farm life. She was devoted to raising her children and grandchildren. Joyce also worked as a cook at Fairfield High School for 17 years.

Joyce is survived by her husband Richard Keller; four children, Matthew (Beatrice) Keller of Council Bluffs, IA, Philip (Sarah) Keller of Berthoud, CO, Trevor (Naomi) Keller of Council Bluffs, IA, and Bethany (William) Scheidecker of North Liberty, IA; 15 grandchildren, Sadie, Titus, Maggie, Silas, Ezra, Chloe, Micah, Aviyah, Lucie, Caleb, Jonah, Ronen, Aaron, Ian, Hadassah; six brothers, John Charles, LaVern, Rex, Max, Marvin, and David Westercamp all of Van Buren County; and two sisters, Velma Caston of Burlington, IA, and Audrey Caston of Mason City, IA. She is preceded by her parents John and Elsie Westercamp; one brother, Hubert Westercamp; and one sister, Vivian Kreiss.

Source: Van Buren County Register, Keosauqua, IA 8 Jun 2017


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