Viola E. Keller, 85, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Grace Healthcare Center. She was born on Dec. 11, 1934 in Saginaw, Mich., the daughter of Laurence and Eva (Peters) Ely.

On Oct. 17, 1953, she was united in marriage to Henry Keller. He preceded her in death in 2010.

She retired from Lear Plastics after 17 years as a quality inspector.

Viola enjoyed traveling, sewing and quilting many blankets for her children and grandchildren. She was a loving person who made friends with everyone she met and cherished time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Arthur (Connie) Keller of Three Rivers; daughters, Judy (David) Crouse of Wellston, Mich., Sarah Mercer of Three Rivers and Jane (Wayne) Wagner of Sturgis; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Grunert of Texas, and Laura Quarandillo of Elkhart, Ind.; sister-in-law, Virginia “Ann” Ely.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; daughter, Carol Sue Keller; daughter-in-law, Velma “Pep” Keller; great granddaughters, Jordan and Ryleigh Hart; brother, Howard Ely, and sister, Alice Donnenworth.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at the Hohner Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until time of memorial services at 1 p.m. with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.

Interment of cremains will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers following services.

Donations in Viola’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at

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