Mary H. Keller, 60, passed away on Dec. 20, 2008, at her home.


Mary H. Keller, 60, passed away on Dec. 20, 2008, at her home.

She was born on March 27, 1948, in Newton, the daughter of Layne Bruce and Freda Louise Lawson Lairmore. Mary married Jon R. Keller on Aug. 29, 1970, in Newton.

She helped establish Great Bend Daycare before going back to school to finish her teaching degree, later teaching at Washington Elementary in Great Bend before retiring with USD 501 in Topeka. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Great Bend. Mary was a resident of Topeka since 1983, coming from Great Bend.

Survivors include: her husband, Jon of Topeka; sons, John Layne Keller and wife Aleasha Dawn and Jared Douglas Keller, all of Topeka; a daughter, Jessica Ann Davis and husband Andy, Shawnee; sisters, Marty Anderson, Galena, Md., and Jeanie Jennings and husband Terry, Newton; and four grandchildren, John Hayden Keller, Jackson Layne Keller, Sydney Catherine Davis and Aaron Scott Davis.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Graveside services were Tuesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and the notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net. Arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530.