Myron E. “Tony” Keller, 88, of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, October 13, 2011 at the Emergency Room of Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.
He was born September 21, 1923 in Horatio, Darke County, Ohio, son of the late Daniel and Bessie (Tisor) Keller. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Margaret Oakes; and brothers, Melvin, Richard and Verl Keller.
Tony had served 6 terms as the Darke County Recorder from 1972 to 1995. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII.
He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Greenville where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was involved with the Salvation Army for over 18 years. A charter member of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce he had served as a vice president. He was instrumental in establishing the Greenville Police Department Auxiliary serving as a sergeant and later as secretary. He was a 60 member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143. A 50 year member of the Scottish Rite and was a member of the Elk’s Lodge, American Legion and the VFW. A member of the Darke County Democrats he had started the Early Riser Breakfast and over saw it for several years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen I. (Thompson) Keller, whom he married January 18, 1947; children, Michael E. (Marilyn) Keller of Greenville, Karry L. (Susan) Keller of Laura, Teresa (Phillip) Meade of Chapmanville, WV, and Gloria (Barry) Brinley of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brothers, Donald of Versailles, Herbert of Piqua, and Zane of Ansonia; a sister, Shirley Schultz of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, 7418 St. Rt. 121 N., Greenville, with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, Monday, October 17 from 5-8 p.m. and at the church Tuesday from 1 p.m. till 2 p.m. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to either the St. John Lutheran Church or the Salvation Army.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com