Linda Mae (Wells) KeelerJanuary 24, 1943 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 77)
Funeral Services for Linda Mae (Wells) Keeler, age 77, of Genoa, formerly of Norfolk, will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Home for Funerals, 1203 W. Norfolk Avenue. Reverend Dale Coates will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Face Masks are required for the service. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Genoa Long Term Care Center in Genoa, after a long struggle with dementia and heart issues.
Linda was born January 24, 1943 in North Platte, Nebraska to (Nelson) David and (Florence) Ethel (Newman) Wells.
Linda married Max Edward Keeler on June 27, 1965 at the First Christian Church in North Platte. They met during undergraduate studies at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. They both went on to obtain Masters Degrees at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Linda and Max were married for 23 years.
Linda was a speech pathologist who served the rural educational service unit area near Columbus, often driving through snow-covered roads to show up when no one thought she could. She enjoyed bible study, playing the organ, writing poetry, and growing roses and flowers.
She is survived by children Beth Ann Keeler (Dan Pagel), Dawn Nova Smejkal, Crystal Lynn Keeler (Adam Barr), and Benjamin Andrew Keeler, grandchildren Elle Marie and Dalton Lewis Pagel, sister June Cummings, nieces Lori O’Leary and Lana Higbee, and nephew Terry Zimmerman.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Integrated Life Choices of Norfolk or CFO Camp Farthest Out.