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Marsha Reed Keller | 70

February 7, 1950 - December 10, 2020

Marsha Reed Keller, 70, of 119 Kylers Corner Road, Kersey, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at her home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Philadelphia on February 7, 1950, a daughter of the late C. William and Ruth Eckert Reed.  The family soon moved back to Ridgway and Marsha became a lifelong resident of Elk County.  Marsha graduated from Ridgway High School in 1968.  She graduated from Penn State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  On June 12, 1976 she married Michael Keller, who survives.

In 1975, Marsha started a career as a Program Specialist at Elcam Inc.  She left the workforce to devote her time raising and homeschooling her children.  She next worked as a Behavioral Health worker for children at Beacon Light until her retirement in 2014.

Marsha loved reading, animals, gardening, camping, music, traveling, and good conversation.  She possessed a wealth of information.  Marsha never hesitated to lend a helping hand to others.  The warmth of her smile was a reflection of the warmth and love she showered on her family and friends.  Spending time with her grandkids was a joy and priority with her.  She loved to read to them and let them “help” her garden and cook.

In addition to her parents, Marsha was preceded in death by a brother, C. William Reed Jr. and his husband, Alex McIntyre.

She is survived by her sons: Michael Keller (Dawn) of Harrisburg and Aaron Keller (Jessie) of Warren; her three grandsons: Michael Paul Keller, Leo Keller, and Eric Keller; her granddaughter, Kit Keller; her sister, Carol Reed (Rita Pavetto); her brother, Donald Reed (Kathryn); her close friend, Noreen Wiegand; along with many dear in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Per her wishes there will be no visitation.  A picnic celebration of Marsha’s life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth E. Reed Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund, Elk County Community Foundation, PO Box 934, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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2 Comments

  1. Dear Mike, Don, Carol and Noreen,

    I was so sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. I’ll recall my memories of Marsha with tears and smiles. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  2. Mike and Family: So sorry for your loss, Marsha was a one-of-a-kind, always so friendly and upbeat. She will be missed.

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