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Lela Keller

Obituary for Lela Keller

May 27, 1930 - April 27, 2018
Creston, Iowa | Age 87


Lela Keller, 87, of Creston; formerly of Decatur County, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home- HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Graveside Services will be at a later date at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be given at

Lela Marie Vandel, the second daughter of Hattie Malinda (Wilson) Vandel and Loren Wilson Vandel was born May 27, 1930 in Davis City, Iowa. Lela attended grade school in Davis City and graduated from Lamoni High School in Lamoni, Iowa in 1949.

On December 22, 1948, Lela married Guy Dean Keller in Leon, Ia. Three children were born to this union, Ronald Dean, Russel Ray and Phyllis Marie.

Lela is survived by her son Ronald Keller of Osceola; daughter Phyllis Keller of Creston; four granddaughters, Heather Grimm (Kirk), Osceola, Sarah Just (Curtis), Laura Penning (John), Iowa and Kimberly Downing, Chariton; two grandsons, Daniel Keller and David Keller, Chariton, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Lela was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Guy in 1988, a son Russell Keller in 1999, mother and father-in-law Alice Mark Keller and Raymond Keller, three brothers Arthur Vandel, Raymond "Blackie" Vandel and Joseph "Joe" Vandel, and two sisters Marjorie Abel Beeler and Donna Gilbert Miller.

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Creston, IA 50801
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