December 20, 2007
OBITUARY - BOB CURTIS KELLER, 76
November 20, 1931 - December 18, 2007
TRIBUTE: Bob Curtis KELLER, Mount Ayr, Iowa, formerly of Greeley [CO], was born in Eaton to George and Genevieve (HOCKLEY)
On April 13, 1956, he married Marlene MURPHY at Gilcrest Baptist Church.
Mr. KELLER accepted the Lord and Savior at the age of 17. He was a member of the American Legion Post 172 and served in the
Navy during the Korean War from 1950-54. He also was a member of the Borderline Motorcycle Club.
Mr. KELLER lived in Greeley, where he worked for the telephone company and the Greeley Police Department. He also was
employed by the State Highway Department. He moved to Arvada, where he lived for 20 years. After his retirement, he moved
to Mount Ayr. He loved bowling, was on the American Legion team and won the state championship in Iowa. He and his wife
spent winters in Mission, Texas, until his health failed. He loved to camp and fish and enjoyed life.
Mr. KELLER died Tuesday in Mount Ayr.
Survivors are his wife, Marlene KELLER of Mount Ayr; a sister, Beverly Ann ROSSMAN and husband Bob of Las Vegas; two
sisters-in-law, Helen KELLER of Greeley and Dorothy MURPHY-BARBER of Redding, Iowa; three brothers-in-law, Doyle MURPHY of
Mount Ayr, Harold MURPHY of Kellerton, Iowa, and Darrell MURPHY of Des Moines, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: His parents, a brother Bill KELLER and a sister, Betty Lou SARCHET.
Services were held at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Stoddard Funeral Home with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley [CO]. Memorial gifts may be made to
Gilcrest Baptist Church in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634. An online memorial is at
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