John L. Keller, Jr.April 29, 2017
John Leonard “Gus” Keller, Jr., 94 of Corydon, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born June 21, 1922, in Harrison County, Indiana, to the late John L. and Augusta Hughes Keller. John graduated from Corydon High School and Indiana University in Bloomington and also attended the Northwestern University School of Business in Chicago, IL. He was the Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Keller Manufacturing Company, was a member of the Corydon Christian Church Disciples of Christ, the Pisgah Masonic Lodge #32 F&AM, the V.F.W Post 2950, the Cedar Hill Cemetery Board of Regents, the Corydon Country Club, was involved in the local Cub Scout chapter, and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. John had a great passion for dancing, show and race horses and was an avid Indiana University basketball fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Helen Crayden Keller; and his sister, Helen K. Ott.
Survivors include his daughters, Janie Mayrath (Tim), and Nancy Timberlake Passell (Mike) of Dallas, TX; his son, Richard C. Timberlake (Barbara) of Georgetown, IN; his grandchildren, Abby Ball (Wayne), Billy and Ben Timberlake, Jennifer Passell Colon (Will), Natalie Mayrath (Jo), Emily Mayrath Bonanno (Matthew); and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Rev. Rick Harting will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon. Pallbearers are Max Martin, Mark and Michael Wiseman, Billy and Ben Timberlake, Matthew Bonanno, Jo Seed, Will Colon, Wayne Ball, Tim Mayrath and Mike Passell.
Visitation is from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Corydon Christian Church Disciples of Christ or the Harrison County Community Foundation. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Barbara Best, Bob Mahaffey, Amber Wyman, Joyce Schreck and Harrison Springs for their loving care and friendship.