The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 14, 2014

Mary T. Keller


Star Beacon

GENEVA — Mary Theresa Keller, age 67, died at the home of her daughter, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Her journey on earth has ended as she has been joined with her Lord.

The daughter of Edward and Anita (Fusco) Kunes, she was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 23, 1946, and had moved to the Ashtabula County area as a small child.

She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Kent State University and had worked at Carington Park as a Registered Nurse, prior to her retirement.

Mary remained friends with her co-workers after her retirement and was always pleased when they could get together.

Mary enjoyed rescuing and raising cats, for their love was unconditional. She was an avid gardener and was always ready for next spring to begin her new gardening projects.

The most wonderful times of her life were spent with her friends and family. She was an avid reader and movie lover. A devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, she will be missed.

Mary will be remembered for her compassion for others less fortunate than herself, her love for animals, her grace, dignity, and strength during her illness, and her devotion to her friends and family.

Mary leaves her daughter, Julie Keller of Geneva; her two wonderful grandchildren, Dallas and Shyla Marshall; her brothers and sisters, Larry (Shirley) Kunes of Terre Haute, Ind., Barbara Josson of Houston, Texas, Tina (Paul) Spigler, Trish (Mel) Christopher, Pam (Joe) DiCarlo and Rosemary O’Connell, all of Ashtabula, Joseph Kunes of Columbus, Ohio, and Karen Rossetti also of Ashtabula; her best friends who were sisters in spirit, Norma and Phyliss; nine nieces and seven nephews; and six great-nieces and two great-nephews to cherish her memory.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, “Little Eddie” and Michael; and her beloved parents, Edward and Anita Kunes.

Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan., 17th, at the ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula, Ohio. Deacon Richard Johnson, of Our Lady of Peace Parish, will preside.

Calling Hours will be observed from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home.

If desired, contributions in Mary’s name may be made to her family.

ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.