Elizabeth “Betty” Keller, 76, of Kewanee, Il. died at 11:35 A.M. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Il. Betty was born May 16, 1937 in Coal Valley, Il. the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Derricks) Grymonprez. She graduated from Moline High School in 1956 and attended MIC in Moline and Black Hawk Junior College. She married Edwin Keller Jr. on September 9, 1972 in St. Pious Catholic Church in Rock Island. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was also preceded in death by a stillborn son Timothy Edward Keller, her parents, two brothers Frank and Charles Grymonprez, and two sisters Marguerite Grymonprez and Alice DePover.
Surviving is a sister Leona Seemann of Kewanee, two nephews, three nieces and six great nieces and nephews.
Betty had been employed at The Fashion Clothing Store in Rock Island for 11 years and later worked for 26 years at Abilities Plus in Kewanee prior to her retirement.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kewanee. She enjoyed NASCAR, country music, spending time with her friends and her dog Snicker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kewanee, Il. Fr. Anthony Bernas will officiate. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, Il. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. where the rosary will be recited at 6:30 P.M.