Pa­tri­cia C. (Mor­ris) Keller

Cecil Whig - - & -

Pa­tri­cia “Patsy” C. (Mor­ris) Keller, 70, of Bear, DE, passed away peace­fully at home af­ter a valiant bat­tle with COPD, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

Patsy was born in Wi l m i n g - ton, DE, on Feb. 3, 1946, and was the daugh­ter of the late Modesta (Weaver) John­son and Frank Mor­ris. At the age of six, she moved to Ne­wark, DE, and was a mem­ber of the Ne­wark High School grad­u­at­ing class of 1964. Patsy would later at­tend Goldey Bea­com Col­lege and the Univer­sity of Delaware.

In 1964, Patsy would meet her fu­ture hus­band, Bruce, at Goldey Bea­com, and the cou­ple was mar­ried on June 7, 1969. She re­tired in 2004 af­ter 35 years of ded­i­cated ser­vice from the New Castle County Land Use Depart­ment where she worked as a bud­get an­a­lyst.

Patsy was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Chris­tiana United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sun­day school teacher, church trea­surer, fi­nance com­mit­tee chair­per­son and ad­min­is­tra­tive board chair­per­son. An avid UD Foot­ball fan, she was a sea­son ticket holder for over 40 years and was a mem­ber of the Blue Hen Touch­down Club. Patsy en­joyed cruis­ing the Caribbean and her many va­ca­tions in Nags Head, NC. In her leisure time, she loved a good mys­tery novel and looked for­ward to mow­ing her lawn.

In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Patsy was pre­ceded in death by her brother, Thomas “Tom” Mor­ris; step fa­ther, Earl “Bucky” John­son; and her mother and fa­ther-in­law, Earl and Wanda Keller. She is sur­vived by her hus­band, E. Bruce Keller; daugh­ter, Kristin S.M. Styer (Andy) of Palmyra, PA; grand­daugh­ter, Aubrey; sis­ter-in-law, Mil­lie Mor­ris; neph­ews, Pa­trick Mor­ris (Lisa) and Jef­frey Mor­ris; niece, Dawn Mor­ris; grand­nephews, Chad Wilkin­son and Sam Mor­ris; and grand­niece, Hannah Mor­ris.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur­day morn­ing, July 9 at the Chris­tiana United Methodist Church, 21 W. Main St., Ne­wark, DE 19702, where a visi­ta­tion for fam­ily and friends will be held from 9 a.m. un­til 11 a.m. A com­mit­tal ser­vice will be held at 11


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