Mary Madeline (Huffman) Keller, 81 of Wellsburg, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at her residence under the care of her family with the assistance of Valley Hospice.
April 3, 1939 was an extraordinary day in Braxton County, WV. It was the day Ernest and Ida Huffman welcomed their precious baby girl, Mary Madeline Huffman into this world. Mary was one of eleven children. Predeceasing her are Ralph, Roy, Junior, James, Russell, Carl and Rena. Her surviving siblings include Raymond, Chester, Bonnie, and Martha.
Mary mourned the loss of her beloved husband of fifty-six years, Sylvester Wayne Keller in 2016. She grieved the loss of her son, Fred in 1990.
Mary was blessed with a daughter Violet and husband Jim Dawson and a son, Dewayne Keller, and wife Joanie with whom she resided. She was very well known for the love she had for her family. Her family grew with grandchildren, Amanda and James Brown, Fred and Amanda Keller, Michael and Jessica Dawson, Matthew and Amanda Dawson, Sonja and Levi Throckmorten, Catherine Keller and Kyle Slater, Tracy, Trinity, Jasmine, Alissa, and Christian Keller. Mary’s family continued into another generation with great-grandchildren. Her eyes would sparkle with the love she had for these precious babies when they visited, and she spoke of them with great love and pride. They are Austin, Triton and Madison Brown, Hunter and Chase Keller, Kaidence, Dexter and Lincoln Dawson, Aubrey and Ethan Throckmorten and Izzy and Annie.
Mary’s homemaking skills were to be envied. She was a phenomenal a cook and biscuit maker. She loved to garden, can and freeze the produce. It has been said if Mary could fit it in a jar, she would can it! Mary prided herself on keeping an immaculate household. Mary was an avid quilter and made many masterpieces over her lifetime. They are beautiful heirlooms for anyone that has one and all the more special for all the love and care she added as they were quilted.
One of the gifts Mary had was her wonderful sense of humor, the joy she found in laughter. She was the epitome of Live, Love and Laugh.
A celebration of Mary’s remarkable life will be held Saturday August 22, 2020 at the Church of God, Windsor Heights, WV. The memorial service will begin at 2 pm. A fellowship meal will immediately follow the service. All are invited to come and share and celebrate their memories. Rev. Kendra Huffman will officiate.
Please note that limited access and social distancing will be in place during visitation and funeral service. All attendees will be required to wear a mask or face covering. Hand sanitizer stations will be available. In addition, if you are unable to attend or not feeling well, please consider sending a card or leaving an online condolence.
The Chambers Funeral Home of Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551 is honored and privileged to serve the Keller family at this time of sorrow and remembrance.
Please add or view condolences, photos and stories at www.chambersandjames.com