John L. Keller, 72, passed away at 7:03pmon Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on August 16, 1941, in East Alton, Illinois the son of the late Benjamin and Katherine (Barnes) Keller. He married the former Jo Ellen Cathcart on July 16, 1960, in East Alton and she survives. Other survivors include two sons and a daughter in law: Mitch and Karen Keller of Bethalto, Jeff Keller of Bethalto, four grandchildren: Ashley Babcock, Tyler Babcock, Luke Keller, Rachel Keller, two sisters and a brother in law: Peg Compton of Roxana, Pat and Jerry Petty of East Alton, one brother and sister in law: George and Della Keller of South Roxana.
He was formerly employed at Conagra as a bulk feed loader for 32 years prior to his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.
Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony’s Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.