Mary Alcesta Keller, 99

September 06, 2010

AUG. 11, 1911-SEPT. 3, 2010

MAUGANSVILLE, Md. -Mary Alcesta Keller, 99, of Maugansville, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at the home of her daughter in Maugansville.

Born Aug. 11, 1911, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Annie Kyler Horst.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clyde R. Keller, in 1991.

She was a member of State Line United Methodist Church. She was the oldest surviving member of the church.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Deborah Lauricella of Maugansville, Lana Strauss and husband, John, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Betty Banzhoff of Hagerstown, Md.; one son, Edward Keller and wife, Beverly, of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Amy Hartman and Ellen Kicklighter; six brothers, Charles Horst, James Horst, Clyde Horst, Paul Horst, Harry Horst and Guy Horst.


Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Steven S. McCullough will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to State Line U.M. Church, 287 East Ave., P.O. Box 277, State Line, PA 17263; The Good Shepherd Ministries, 19763 Long Meadow Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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