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OBIT – Ida Keller

MISSION – Ida Mae Keller, 90, of McCook, passed away on May 8, 2018.

Mrs. Keller was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Flatonia, to Theodore and Lillie Machac. She graduated from Edinburg High School in 1944 and worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. She married Dominick E. Keller on April 9, 1947, and was married for 50 years before his death.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in McCook and served on the church board and Altar Society. She was a long-time member of the K.J.T. and K.J.Z.T. Societies.

Survivors include her children, Daniel Keller of Mission, George Keller of Elm Mott, Margaret Smith of Waco, Joyce Macias of Austin and Cheryl Keys of McCook; sisters, Evelyn Kotara and Rosie Lee Hommel; and 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, and brothers, Richard and Frank Machac.

A funeral mass was held on May 12 at Immaculate Conception. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.

Pallbearers were Frankie Machac Jr., William Keller, Paul Neugebauer, Paul Keller, Mike Kotzur and Kenneth Hommel.

Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church in McCook or the charity of one’s choice.

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