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Obituary for Irene Gertrude Keller
Irene Gertrude Keller, 96, of Stuart (formerly of Des Moines) passed away June 2, 2019 at the Stuart Community Care Center. A graveside service tribute will be held 3:00 P.M. Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Des Moines Masonic Cemetery located at 1550 48th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50311. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irene Keller Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com
Irene was born April 7, 1923 to Albert Victor Keller and Gertrude Marie (Kuefner) Keller in Johnston Station in Polk County. Irene graduated from Roosevelt High School with the class of 1941 and following attended Drake University for 1 year. She was united in marriage to Roger Eugene Webb on December 25, 1943 in Des Moines at St. Johns Lutheran Church. To this union three daughters were born: Kristine, Katherine, Amy. Following their marriage, they lived in Des Moines and Albuquerque, New Mexico until returning to Des Moines. Irene was employed at Chamberlin, Kirk & Cline Realty, which she truly enjoyed in Des Moines for over 25 years before retiring. Family was the biggest enjoyment in Irene’s life. She enjoyed family gatherings and getting together for all the Holliday’s. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, gardening and coordinating bridge games.
Irene leaves behind to cherish her memory, her beloved daughters: Kristine Franquemont, Katherine (Ed) Lane and Amy (John) Reilly; grandchildren: Shanon (Andrew) Lindstrom, Michelle (Tom) Henderson, Mike Franquemont, Scott Franquemont, Caroline Stuart and Elizabeth Scott; great-grandchildren: Anna, Greta and William Lindstrom, Morgan and Sam Henderson, Christopher, Matthew and Jeffery Franquemont, Katelyn, Ashley, Sophia and Jimmy Scott.(Professional Arrangements Entrusted To: Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory – Stuart Chapel).