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Susie Keller

Family Matriarch

Susie Keller, 92, of Lucasville, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Southern Ohio Medical Center Emergency Room.

She was born April 28, 1921, in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Charles Leonard and Lena Sturgill Luckett.

Susie was a retired businesswoman and owner of Cornett Construction remaining active in the business until the age of 85. She was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Church and a 1940 Valley High School graduate.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, M. Farl Keller, 1974; two brothers, Basil and John William Luckett; three sisters, Garnet Marie Tinsley, Wilda Jean Luckett, and Tilda Jane Luckett; as well as Ralph Luckett and Charles Edward Tinsley who were also raised by her parents.

Susie is survived by three daughters, Merleen (Don) Ruby of Fairfield, Ohio, Kae Luckett of Johnstown, Debra (David) Chatfield of Bowling Green, Ohio; two sons, Jeffrey (Maria) Keller of Lucasville and Cole (Diana) Keller of Wheelersburg; grandchildren, Brent Ruby, Brian Ruby, Melissa McVey, Kevin Blankenship, Col. Dale Blankenship, Jason Keller, Dr. Drew Keller, Isaiah Keller, Evan Martin, Josh Chatfield, Dr. Seth Chatfield, Colby Keller, and Shane Jenkins; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Charlene Luckett Hull of Westerville.

Susie remained active and engaged during her retirement. She enjoyed an active role in her church where she loved the music and family activities.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Pine Grove Church with Don Ruby and Jesse Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in Harger Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville and Saturday an hour before the funeral at the church.

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