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Patricia C. (Morris) Keller  

Patricia C. (Morris) Keller
“Patsy”

February 3, 1946-June 29, 2016

Patricia C. (Morris) Keller, age 70, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at home after a valiant battle with COPD, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Patsy was born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 3, 1946, and was the daughter of the late Modesta (Weaver) Johnson and Frank Morris. At the age of six, she moved to Newark, DE and was a member of the Newark High School graduating class of 1964. Patsy would later attend Goldey Beacom College and the University of Delaware. In 1964, Patsy would meet her future husband, Bruce at Goldey Beacom and the couple was married on June 7, 1969. She retired in 2004 after 35 years of dedicated service from the New Castle County Land Use Department where she worked as a budget analyst.

Patsy was an active member of the Christiana United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, finance committee chairperson and administrative board chairperson. An avid UD Football fan, she was a season ticket holder for over 40 years and was a member of the Blue Hen Touchdown Club. Patsy enjoyed cruising the Caribbean and her many vacations in Nags Head, NC. In her leisure time, she loved a good mystery novel and looked forward to mowing her lawn.

In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas “Tom” Morris; step father, Earl “Bucky” Johnson; and her mother and father-in-law, Earl and Wanda Keller. She is survived by her husband, E. Bruce Keller; daughter, Kristin S.M. Styer (Andy) of Palmyra, PA; granddaughter, Aubrey; sister-in-law, Millie Morris; nephews, Patrick Morris (Lisa) and Jeffrey Morris; niece, Dawn Morris; grandnephews, Chad Wilkinson and Sam Morris; and grandniece, Hannah Morris.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, July 9, 2016, at the Christiana United Methodist Church, 21 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19702, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am. A committal service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, July 11, 2016 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. **Please note when entering the address for the church in to a GPS, please use Christiana, DE 19702.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christiana United Methodist Church, at the address listed above.

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  1. Laurie, June 30, 2016

    I will miss you dearly. So many conversations filled with love and laughter. Laurie

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  2. Ed & Bunny O'Donnell, June 30, 2016

    Dear Bruce and Kristin , please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Patsy. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years at the NCC Dept. of Land Use . She was a fine lady with a great sense of humor. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Ed. O’Donnell

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  3. John Anderson, June 30, 2016

    Patsy was a wonderful person. She was always cheerful and participated in so many things at Christiana United Methodist Church. She will be missed by all of us at church. Our prayers will be that the Lord will be with Bruce, Kristin and Andy and their family as they deal with her loss.

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  4. rosemary cali, July 1, 2016

    Dear Bruce and Family, My sincere sympathy to you and your family, God Bless you all.

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  5. Currine, July 2, 2016

    To the Keller Family:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I did not know Patricia personally but she sounded like a person who was loved by many. May the memories of her and the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you solace during this difficult time.

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  6. David R. Guinnup, July 5, 2016

    Bruce and Kristin,

    Our deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family. Patsy will be missed by many, and long remembered fondly by many, also. I (David) worked with Patsy in the New Castle County Planning Department (subsequently, AKA Dept. of Land Use) from 1987 to her retirement in 2004. Occasionally, since then, we would “bump” into each other about and around New Castle County, including often NCCo Defensive Driving Refresher Classes. Patsy had a great sense of humor and was a pleasure with which to work (and chat about kids, sports (UD), schools, NCCo, politics, even work, etc.). I admired for her cheeriness, competency, and dedication to family, church, home, and job. Patsy was always friendly and helpful to my wife, Diana. We are glad we knew her; it was a privilege. Again our deepest sympathy.

    David & Diana Guinnup (Bear, Delaware)

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  7. Joel & Sharen Michalec, July 6, 2016

    Bruce,

    Our very deepest condolences to you and your family in the passing of Patsy. She was a wonderful and charming woman, smart and funny. May the Lord keep her and comfort you and your family and provide strength in these healing times. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joel & Sharen Michalec

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  8. Joan VanDyke, July 6, 2016

    Dear Brucie–I was so sorry to read of your wife’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. It seems as if you will have many, many happy memories of laughter and good times with your wife. I did not know her, but I am sure from reading her obituary that she was a wonderful lady. Take care and God bless you and your daughter and her family.

    Joan Van Dyke (your old Vinegar Hill friend)

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    • Bruce Keller, July 7, 2016

      Thank you Joan for your kind words, She was a great lady and will be deeply missed. She fought a good fight but her disease won. She past very peacefully in her sleep.

      Again thank you for your kind words Bruce Keller and Kristin

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  9. Barb & Rich Walton, July 7, 2016

    Rich and I were so sad to hear of Patsy’s passing. We have such good memories of the Keller family from when we attended Christiana UMC. Patsy was always so friendly and anxious to help out. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Marc and Diana Wilson, July 8, 2016

    So sorry to read of Patsy’s passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Bruce and Kristin, I hope many good memories with her will bring you comfort and peace.

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  11. Phyllis Abendschoen, July 14, 2016

    Dear Bruce
    I am so sorry that I was unable to be with you at this sad time. Be
    assured that my thoughts and prays were with you.
    You have my deepest sympathy.
    Love Phyllis

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