BASIL L. KELLER, 84, of Shelburn, Indiana passed away at 12:50 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 in Shakamak Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville, IN.
He was born October 31, 1933 in Howesville, IN to Merle Keller and Louise (Pool) Keller.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne (Burdette) Keller of Shelburn who he married on May 24, 1952; children, Randy Keller (Cindy) of Letart, WV, Wendell Keller (Rita) Shelburn; 7 grandchildren, Chris Keller (Annette), Ryan Keller, Josh Keller, Michael Hughes (Kristin), Crystal Hughes, Ashley Keller, Kevin Keller (Heather Shipley); 3 great-grandchildren, Brody Keller, Parker Keller, Peyton Keller; half-sister, Merle Ann Dickey of Reno, NV; step-sister, Phyllis Woodman of Washington State; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Keller of Centerville, IN, Shirley Keller of Indianapolis; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don Keller, Lloyd Keller; daughter, Patsy Hughes; great-grandsons, Zachary Hughes, Jude Tamm; grandpa, Frank Pool and aunt, Charlotte Pool who raised him.
Basil was a final inspector at J.I. Case where he retired and then to Otis Elevator. He was a member of the Shelburn Masonic Lodge, Shriners in Terre Haute, Scottish Rite, Valley Field and Stream Campground in Farmersburg, Coal City Campground. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, loved Nascar and was an excellent woodworker.
Arrangements were entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, IN; coxfuneralhomejasonville.com. Visitation was scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Norman Santus and Bro. Jim Rambis officiating.
Interment was at Peavey Cemetery in Howesville, IN.