MASSENA – Mrs. Thelma C. Keller, 87, of County Route 46, passed away Monday afternoon, April 16, 2012 at Massena Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Thursday.
Thelma was born July 4, 1924 in Heuvelton, the daughter of the late Bert and Emma Boyd Crowe. She graduated from Heuvelton Central School and later from the Watertown Branch of the Rochester Business School. On August 4, 1950, she married Donald B. Keller; he predeceased her on July 22, 1968.
After graduated from business school, Thelma worked at Bagley and Seawalls in Watertown for a short time. After the death of her husband, she went to work at Reynolds Metals as a secretary until her retirement. Thelma was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the local Cancer Support Group. She truly enjoyed traveling, having taken many tours across the country. She also enjoyed playing cards, flower gardening, and spending time with her family.
Thelma is survived by her nieces and nephews, Robert and Darlene Dodds of Avoca; Malcolm and Marnie Dodds of Malone; Larry and Theresa Crowe of Heuvelton; Cheryl Crow of Heuvelton; Kenneth and Nora Crowe of Heuvelton; and Marilyn and Ronald Geddis, of Heuvelton and Florida; her sister-in-law, Barbara Kosloff of Scottsdale, AZ and her children, Janet and Mark. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Dodds in 2002; her brother, Howard B. Crowe in 2003; her nephew, Gary Crowe in 2011; and a great nephew, Deacon Adam S. Crowe in 2009.
Friends may call Saturday 12 – 2:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tom Nichols, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Heuvelton.
Memorial contributions may be made American Cancer Society.