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Melody K. Keller

Melody K. Keller, age 73, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017 in her home. She was born November 19, 1943 to Harold and Stella (Jablonski) Massie. Melody was a 1961 graduate of Swanton High School and on October 19, 1963 married her high school sweetheart, James B. Keller. Melody was a stay at home mom raising their five children. She was very involved with them attending their sporting events, serving as a Cub Scout Leader, and serving 2 years as president on the St. Richard School Board. There were several wonderful memories made traveling together cross country as a family and tent camping. After the kids were out of school, she went to work as an aide and later worked at the Pilliod Cabinet Company and as an aide at Sylvania Rehab Center.

Melody was a devoted member of St. Richard Catholic Parish, where she was involved with the funeral dinner team and church festivals. She enjoyed sewing, acrylic painting, gardening and canning vegetables.

Melody will be greatly missed by her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, James; mother, Stella Massie; children, Chris (Laura) Keller, Joe (Deb) Keller, Mike (Jeanette) Keller, Craig (Trish) Keller and Dawn (Bill) Spillers. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings, Dallas (Alice) Massie of Alaska, Linda (Emilio) McVey of Swanton and Vickie Massie of Las Vegas; sister-in-law, Joyce (Richard) Thompson of Washington; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Melody was preceded in death by her father, Harold Massie; father and mother-in-law, Don and Deloris Keller; and sister-in-law, Janet Bowser.

Family and friends may visit Friday, June 16th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home on Saturday, June 17th, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, with Fr. Adam Hertzfeld presiding and Deacon Jerry Ziemkiewicz assisting. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, June 16th from 3 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church

Interment: St. Richard's Cemetery

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Jim -- we are so sorry to hear about Melody. Sure will miss seeing her at mass on Saturdays. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Leo and Rita Hall Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this dificult time.

Helen McCauley Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to both the Keller and Massie families. May time heal your sorrow.

Richard and Laura Chechak Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss

Patty Hartnett Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM

Jim and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for you.

Linda Buenger Thompson Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers go out to all of you during this time. May you remember the wonderful, precious time you had with her. Hugs

Connie and Ken Solly Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. I went to high school with Melody and always remember she always had a big smile on her face. I know she will be greatly missed.

Carolyn (Myers) Bundy Jun 14 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

John & Jody Herriott Jun 14 2017 12:00 AM

Jim and family- our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time,

Bob and Judy Battig Jun 14 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss ! She was my Buddy when her family came to visit us in Southern Ohio when we were kids

Glenna Piotrowski Jun 14 2017 12:00 AM

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