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Mrs. Betty Keller

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Mrs. Betty J. Keller, age 76, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Mo.
Betty was born February 26, 1934, in Osage County, Mo., the daughter of Joseph R. and Rose Mary Jaegers Gentges. She was married on May 7, 1955, in Frankenstein, to James L. Keller, who preceded her in death on October 6, 1998. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Betty was a 1952 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, Mo. She was employed as an account clerk with the Tweedie Footwear Factory from 1952 until 1957 and with the Missouri Division of Employment Security from 1957 until her retirement as a Data Entry Supervisor in March 1997. Betty was a member of St. Peters Church, the Ladies Sodality, and the Sundowner's Bowling League. She enjoyed the outdoors, trout fishing, crocheting, knitting, and spending time with her family. Survivors include one sister, Generose Dudenhoeffer and her husband George of Frankenstein, Mo.; three brothers, Dick Gentges of Loose Creek, Mo., Jim Gentges of Frankenstein, Mo., and Tom Gentges and his wife Sharon of Frankenstein, Mo.; her special friend, Bob Rickerson of Jefferson City, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Bob Kirsch; and sister-in-law, Kay Gentges. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 13, at St. Peter Church. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Helias Foundation or St. Peter Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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