Mary Gwynn Keller

(Jan. 21, 1949 - Nov. 24, 2023)


Mary Gwynn Keller, 92, of Donnellson, Iowa, went home to Heaven at 5:13 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Ft. Madison, Iowa.

She was born on March 2, 1931, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of James and Effie (Cone) Johnson. On Jan. 21, 1949, she married John Ronald Keller in Billings, Montana. He passed away on March 22, 2018.

Survivors include their six children: Rhonda (Tom) Shouf of Palatine, Illinois, Stanley (Kathleen) Keller of Brookville, Indiana, Mickey (Rebecca Wright) Keller of Ft. Madison, Iowa, James Keller of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Calvin (Kimberly) Keller of Morning Sun, Iowa, and Teddy Ann (Paul) Van Velzer of Dubois, Wyoming; one sister, Sharon Stockton of Owatonna, Minnesota; 15 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Ron; her son, Mark; her daughter-in-law, Cyndi Keller; great-granddaughter, Sarah Dane and grandson, Micah Keller.

Mary attended Embury United Methodist Church. She enjoyed Bible study and her faith was in the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior. She enjoyed studying the genealogy of her family. The highlight of her year was being part of the Pioneer Village at the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She especially loved interacting with people as she sat on the log cabin porch playing her dulcimer.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Homes for cremation.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Embury Methodist Church, rural Donnellson, Iowa, with Pastor Nancy Sinclair officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her memory for Backpack Ministries at Embury United Methodist Church.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at