Betty Keller, 86, Ottawa, Kan., passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Cremation is planned following the service. Family members plan to meet with friends 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Inurnment is set for a later date at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Miami County, Kan.
Betty was born Friday, March 25, 1927, in Peoria, Kan., the daughter of John and Elva (Adkins) Ball.
She lived in Peoria, moving to Ottawa.
She graduated from Rantoul High School, Rantoul, Kan., with the class of 1944.
Betty was united in marriage with Max Creviston in April 1946. They later divorced.
Betty married Robert Redick June 10, 1949. They later divorced.
Betty married Loren E. Keller Dec. 15, 1967, in Ottawa. He preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1997.
She also was preceded in death by three sons, Gary Lee Creviston, Johnnie Ray Redick and Robert Eugene Redick Jr.; her parents; and four brothers, Aubrey Elmo “Kayo” Ball, Roy Norman “Bud” Ball, Milford M. Ball and Delbert Duane Ball.
Survivors include her five daughters, Sue Farrell and husband, Doug Sr., Ottawa, Cheryl Bishop and husband, Bobby, Pomona, Linda Horne and husband, Doug, Pomona, Patty Winters and husband, Tim, Ottawa, and Teresa Brown and husband, Joe, Ottawa; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; three nephews; four nieces; and two sisters-in-law.
Betty worked as a waitress for many years at the L & L Café. She drove a flag car for her husband, Loren, for several years and also worked for Hercules Power Plant in the mid-1940s and in the 1960s.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5901 Ladies Auxiliary, Aerie Lodge No. 2700, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Ottawa Lodge No. 803, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
She attended the Community Foursquare Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.
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