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Mabel Geneva Keller

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Mabel Geneva Keller, daughter of the late David Johnson Phillips and Elizabeth Derenda House Phillips, was born on March 24, 1919, at Florence, Ala., and died in the St. Louis University Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at the age of 85.

Mrs. Keller was affiliated with the Broadwater Church of the Brethren, a homemaker and a resident of rural Dexter.

She was united in marriage to Rex Keller, Sr. on Nov. 16, 1940, at Caruthersville. Mr. Keller survives of the home in rural Dexter.

Besides her husband, survivors include three sons, Rex Keller, Jr. of Dexter, Don Keller of Manchester, and Kenneth Keller of rural Dexter; one daughter, Shirley Triplett of Dexter; one brother, Clarence Phillips of Hayti; one sister, Pauline Evett of Hayti; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Marvin Phillips, Buford Phillips, Walter Phillips, Albert Phillips, Homer Phillips and James Phillips; three sisters, Ida Mae Phillips, Nellie Dee Bridges and Ila Ruth Prater.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Leist officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home.

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