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Agnes J. Keller

April 4, 1937 – May 12, 2014

Agnes J. Keller, known affectionately as “Aggie”, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Aggie was born in Philadelphia, PA on April 4, 1937. She made her career as a paralegal, working for various firms in Cherry Hill, NJ and Fredericksburg, VA, and retired after many years of dedicated service.

She gave of her time and talents by offering pro bono legal estate planning to those in need. Aggie was a woman of grace and beauty, who was instantly liked by anyone she met. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and shared a special relationship with her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Aggie is survived by her beloved husband of 24 years, Robert “Bob” Keller; son, Frank Laughlin and wife Dianne of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Colleen Ooten and husband Joseph of Plainfield, IL; daughter, Erica Keller of New York City, NY, sister, Dorothy Lai and husband Donald of Philadelphia, PA; and 6 grandchildren, Amanda and Ethan Laughlin, Mason Rodgers, Daniel Ooten, Olivia Keller, and Helena Grace.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, May 16, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Aggie’s name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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  1. William Crosby, May 13, 2014

    My heart goes out to Aggie’s family and my good friend Bob Keller.

    Though I only met Aggie a couple of times she was a truly a lady of charm and grace.

  2. Wendy Coffey, May 13, 2014

    Colleen, Frank, Rob, Dottie, and families – it is with such a heavy heart I send condolences and prayers to you as we mourn the loss of a truly great lady. Aggie was a second Mom to me and I love her dearly. We will always hold onto the great times – the laughter – and oh the parties! To Bennigan’s, GDS, and softball! Aggie will be greatly missed – her spirit lives on in our hearts. Much love, Wendy

  3. Arlene Amblard, May 13, 2014

    On these sad days following the passing of Agnes Keller, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Agnes. May her soul rest in everlasting peace knowing that she will always be loved by those close to her.

    Arlene Amblard

  4. John Cogar, May 13, 2014

    To Bob and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Bob….AJ was a special friend and you two were great neighbors for 12 years in Virginia. All our best,

    John, Lisa, Hayden, and Adam

  5. Linda Thomas, May 13, 2014

    Dr. Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. All one can do is cherish all their wonderful memories.
    Take care.
    Linda Thomas

  6. Esther Oliver, May 13, 2014

    Bob and family –

    I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


  7. Jim and Sandy Demotses, May 13, 2014

    We will often think back on time spent with Aggie. She was the golf buddy of Bob, Jim, Don and “Joey” She was always full of sunshine and fun when we got together socially. We will miss Aggie and we will smile every time we remember her. Aggie, have a good trip. Bob, you were lucky to have Aggie all those years.
    Jim and Sandy Demotses
    Fredericksburg, VA

  8. Carmy and Ken Witzke, May 13, 2014

    What a dear friend! We worked together in Fredericksburg. We laughed and sang, and enjoyed our
    time together. Aggie had a special soul for helping others. Her health trials are over, and I’m sure she’s
    singing praises somewhere in heaven.

  9. Vivian Heflin, May 13, 2014

    Bob, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Aggie. My deepest sympathy goes to you and the family.

    Kind regards,

  10. Bill and Joanie Snyder, May 13, 2014

    Bob, we are so sorry to hear of Aggie’s passing. We know the past few years have been tough and it is hard to see the girl you love experience such difficulties. We are thinking of you and are sure you will press on. The Snyders

  11. Bill and Joanie Snyder, May 13, 2014

    Bob, we are so sorry to hear of Aggie’s passing. We know how hard it must be to see the girl you love experience such difficulties. We are thinking of you.

    Snydes and Joanie

  12. Larain Keller, May 13, 2014

    The thoughts expressed above capture her essence beautifully – she was a lady in the true sense of the word. I am saddened by her departure and will miss her at our family gatherings.

  13. Dan and Karrie O'Connor, May 13, 2014

    Colleen and Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and will be missed by so many. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers back in Plainfield.
    God Bless.
    The O’Connors

  14. David Zuckerman, May 13, 2014

    Bob, my thoughts are with you. I know how much you loved Aggie. You were a wonderful husband to her.


  15. Patty Scogin, May 14, 2014

    I worked with Bob for about 10 years at NG and in those 10 years I met and spoke with Aggie several times. Once I met her I knew why Bob loved her so much. She was very attractive, funny and dedicated to him. Things change as life advances but love endures. Memories endure too and I pray that those happy memories will bring the family comfort as they go on.

  16. bev and bruce perry, May 14, 2014

    May fond memories abound to comfort you at this time.Love to our dear friend Bob and Aggie’s family

  17. Gayneal Parris, May 14, 2014

    Bob and family – my deepest sympathies – as all have noted earlier Aggie was a special person – full of joy and such a good partner for you. You and her entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    May God grant you peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

  18. Ron & Maggie LaBrosse, May 14, 2014

    Aggie was always kind, fun loving, beautiful, and up-beat. I know the past couple of years have been tough, but we can forget those and remember her for who she REALLY is.

  19. Shannon, Jason, and Aidan Sutherland, May 14, 2014

    Bob and family —

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to such a beautiful woman, inside and out. She was kind to us from the day we met her.

    With sympathy,
    Shannon, Jason, and Aidan Sutherland

  20. Ken @Marlene nottle, May 14, 2014

    Bob, Our sincere condolences to you and the family . We only knew Aggie for a few short years but it seemed like we were friends much longer. She was a wonderful ,sweet. beautiful lady who will be truly missed.. Our thoughts are with you Buddy. Ken@Marlene

  21. Deb Morris, May 14, 2014

    Bob and family,
    I am glad I got to meet Aggie, and see what a special place she holds in your heart, Bob. I wish all of you peace and comfort as you say goodbye to Aggie.
    Deb Morris

  22. Heather Hill, May 14, 2014

    Bob my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I will always remember the joy you and Aggie personified as a couple and the fun we had when around you both. Deepest sympathies…Heather and Jeff.

  23. Don and Sandy Show, May 14, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Aggie, her spirit, her humor and her ability to find our errant golf shots. Don’t be a stranger and if there is anything we can do for you, call immediately.
    Don and Sandy Show

    • bob, May 15, 2014

      She also was pretty good at tending the flag.

  24. Ilia Gogoladze, May 14, 2014

    Bob, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Aggie. My deepest sympathy goes to you and the family.

  25. Dwight and Kae Wagner, May 14, 2014

    Bob and Frank and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Aggie who you loved so very much. Your love for her, Bob, always shone through when you spoke of her and told us of your life with her – her beauty, graciousness and elegance. We think of you often and hope to see you soon. Dwight and Kae

  26. Dennnis & Sue Colliton, May 14, 2014

    Bob, Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family in this difficult time. Although we have not known you for a long time, we could feel the love & devotion you shared with your wife Agnes… may the good memories that you shared, give you peace.

    We look forward to our new friendship, call on us anytime.

    Denny & Sue

  27. Helen Long, May 15, 2014

    Dr. Keller: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Aggie was such a lovely lady – I did so enjoy talking with her and I feel so honored that I was able to meet her. Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
    Helen long

  28. Oliver Franklin, May 15, 2014

    Bob: Aggie was such a loving and caring person, it is easy to understand why she is the love of your life. In the coming months and years, embrace the memories the two of you made together as well as the thoughts and emotions you will experience. Take comfort in knowing that you demonstrated your love for Aggie and she knew that you loved her.

    With Blessings,


  29. Jane Cramer, May 15, 2014

    Bob – we all had a lot of good times together. From tutoring to taking care of cats, our families have such good memories of you and AJ. We certainly have missed that recently and hope that you keep us on your map for future visits. All of the Cramer’s send our best to you and wish for peace at this difficult time.

    Jane, Jonathan, Liesl, Noelle and Matthew

  30. Larry & Marilyn Walker, May 15, 2014

    Bob and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and AJ’s family and friends. We have known AJ for many years and have so many great memories of times together. She was a very caring lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

    Larry & Marilyn

  31. John & Marlene Kotroba, May 15, 2014

    Dear Bob and Family,

    We were so sorry to learn about Aggie. She was a wonderful and elegant lady. We will always remember the fun visits, trips and stay-overs we had with both of you. Even our daughter, Emily, remembers you and Aggie partying at her wedding with all of us. May beautiful memories help to ease your sorrow and bring comfort to your heart. Our prayers are with you. With our deepest sympathy and love,

    John and Marlene

  32. Banjo Oriade, May 15, 2014

    Dr Keller: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I recall you talking about Aggie during many breaks, and know you love her so much – I wish you and your family all the strength you need this difficult time.

    Banjo, TA’s, and colleagues in the ISE Lab.

  33. Peter Georgopulos, May 16, 2014

    I just want to say that Bob did everything that one could ask for to make Aggie comfortable and safe in her last years. Bob was a loving husband and she a loving and devoted mate. Bob, just remember those wonderful and funny times that you had with her, even at the end. In the Greek tradition I wish you and your family Life. Best, Peter

  34. Cousin Chickie, May 21, 2014

    ‘Cuz, I love ya forever, and we’ll all miss Aggie’s charm, grace, and the absolute and unconditional love you each gave to each other. Our world lost a classy lady…and you are guaranteed a great parking place in heaven for the devotion love and incredible care you showed to Aggie. We love ya, ‘cuz…

  35. Martha Mirra Versace, May 28, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May the wonderful memories of you mom help you though this very difficult time.
    All our love,
    Martha, Anthony, Samantha and Andrew


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