Frances Pauline (Nicely) Keller

Born: 05/16/1927 Passed:

Frances Pauline Keller, age 91, passed away August 10, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by family.

She was born May 16, 1927 in Lexington, Virginia to the late Alva A. Nicely and Mary S. Hayes. She is survived by her sons Kerry (Sherri Lynn) Keller, Marc Keller, and daughter Janine Leonard; sister Mary Jane Duncanson and brother A.J. “Jack” (Shirley) Nicely; grandchildren Christian Keller, Shannon Keller, Jeremy (Cheryl) Keller, Heather (Luke) Hakin, Amber (Christopher) Masowick, Amy (Joseph) Roberts, 14 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Daniel Keller and brothers Ray Nicely and Jim Nicely.

Fran will always be lovingly remembered as “Mom” or “Granny” by her family and friends. A memorial service celebrating Fran’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd from 7-9 p.m. at the American Legion Post 331, where she was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Unit 331. (107 Elm St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266). Condolences can be shared with her family at

Heritage Cremation Society




8 Tributes to Frances Pauline (Nicely) Keller

  1. David A Bedell says:

    To all of the Kirksey family my sincere sympathy on the passing of Bob. Bob and I shared a lot of good times meeting him in eighth grade at Maple Ridge the first year of the West Branch schools consolidation. From there to graduation in 1965. It was my distinct honor to be his assistant as he was the first Chief of the Warriors, a position he fulfilled with a passion, great energy and had the respect of all of his fellow schoolmates. May God’s blessing be on your family as you go through these hard and trying times without him. I offer you the prayer of hope, a hope that Bob is resting in God’s peace and someday we will all meet again in that peace. I will miss not sharing in the memorial services on Sunday as my commitment on Sundays church services don’t let out until 1:00 and by the time I could get to Alliance I’m afraid you would all be gone. I hope to cross you paths again someday, until then may God’s love give you hope. Dave Bedell

  2. Luann Middleton says:

    I’m sure Fran will be deeply missed. I had only known her a few years, but she always made me feel at home whenever I would stop with their Avon. RIP Fran.
    Your Avon Girl

  3. Jan Miller says:

    So sorry to read of Fran’s passing. She was a wonderful person and I will always remember the fun we all had in the Thursday night ladies bowling league at Country Club Lanes.

    Janine and the rest of the Keller family my thoughts and prayers are going out to you.

  4. Denise Dues says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences. I am grateful to have met Frances. Her love for her family was very apparent. I hope you all find comfort in your many memories.

  5. Delpha says:

    I absolutely loved this lady. She always made me smile and loved her feistiness. I will always hold the memory of her signing (with Sherri) Happy Birthday to me. May you find peace and comfort knowing she lived a very full life. My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved and miss her!

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