Lucille ‘Lucy’ Keller, 80, died August 7, 2019, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. She was born August 27, 1938, on the family farm southeast of Preston, Kansas, to Enos and Gladys (Aves) Roush.
Lucy graduated from Preston High School in 1956. For over 30 years, she was a rural Reno County United States mail carrier, serving primarily the communities of Arlington and Partridge. Lucy attended Heritage Baptist Church, Wichita. Lucy loved to play golf with her friends at Carey Park. Her family though meant everything to Lucy. She enjoyed fishing and playing golf with her late husband, Darrell. Lucy and Darrell also enjoyed playing in golf tournaments throughout the United States with Lucy’s siblings and their spouses. No matter what Lucy faced, she always had a smile on her face, was wise beyond her years, and was loved by all. Lucy will be greatly missed by her family. On September 4, 1959, she married Darrell Dee Keller in Cunningham. He died July 21, 2010, after almost 51 years of marriage.
Lucy is survived by: son, Jeff Keller (Patty) of Haven; sister, Lois Guthrie of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Daniel, Jamie, Andrew, Michael (Cassie), and Katie Keller, Jack McLaurine (Kayla); great-grandchildren, Joseph Bess, Bryant, Russell, and Amiyah McLaurine; and a host of special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; daughter and son-in-law, Lyn and William McLaurine; and brothers, Frank and Melvin Roush.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with Pastor Larry B. Olson officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Iuka Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Starkey, Inc. (a life-enrichment program located in Wichita), which was very special to Lucy. Memorials may be made in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.