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“Sending sympathey to all the family for the loss of Jan. Remembering fun times shared with her at Kleespie get togethers and all the times she...Read More »
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“Dave and Beth please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother. I really appreciated her kindness during all our years growing up. My...Read More »
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“Sending prayers to the family of Jan! At great friend this lady was. ”
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Janice A. "Jan" Keller, 82, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Jan attended Central High School, graduating in 1954. After High School, she worked as an administrative assistant with Livingston, Dildine, & Haynie Law Firm, retiring in 1965 to raise a family. Jan was a lifetime member of the YWCA and founding member of the International Friends Group. Jan was very active with the Girl Scouts. She imparted a great appreciation of nature to her children, nieces, & nephews and was a generous hostess of family and friends at Lake Papakeechie. She enjoyed gardening, camping and hiking, tennis, fencing, and cross country skiing, completing American Birkebeiner two times, a feat she was especially proud of. In her later years, Jan treasured sitting outdoors and bird watching, particularly hummingbirds and cardinals. She was an avid reader of mystery novels, relished playing board games with family, and was a highly competitive Gin Rummy player, at which she excelled. Jan was an enthusiastic fan of the Ft Wayne TinCaps and Chicago White Sox. Surviving are her children Bethany A. Keller and David B. Keller Jr. both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Carol Shoda of Columbia City, IN, Marcia (Edward) Wagoner of Middlebury, IN, Middy Kever of Columbia City, IN, and Tammy (Don) Howard of Port Charlotte, FL; and 5 furry grandbabies. Jan was preceded in death by husband, David B. Keller Sr; father, Joseph Peterson; mother, Margaret Peterson; and Sisters Sharon Puckett and Joan Kleespie. Memorial service will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Limber Lost Girl Scout Counsel, Angel Fund at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, or Donor's Choice. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.