Reva Irene (Bybee) Keller was born February 12, 1935 in Schell City, Missouri to C.J. and Nellie Irene (Robinson) Keller She passed away August 5, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri
She and her twin sister were the 6th and 7th children of 10 born to the family. Reva gave her life to Christ and was saved at Pak Church at a young age. Her family moved to Collins, Missouri and opened Bybee General Store in 1945. She worked in the store and knew nearly as much as C.J. in running it.
Reva met Leo Keller and they were married June 18th, 1954 in Collins, Missouri. In the next ten years they would have four boys, Dennis, Eddie, Larry and Dale.
She had the greenest thumb when it came to plants and growing things. She always worked in her garden and with her flowers and they flourished under her care. She liked to read and did many hooked rugs. She built book shelves, loved to fish, raised chickens and was a wonderful cook. She could do anything she put her mind to. Family was so important to her and she was always there for them.
Reva was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Claribel, Marilyn, twin sister Rena; brothers, John, Henry and Kenny.
She is survived by her husband, Leo; sons Dennis (Nella), Eddie (Terri), Larry and Dale; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Hunter, Gloria McLaughlin and Neoma Keller, all of Bolivar, Missouri.
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BRenda Ford saysAugust 8, 2019 at 7:16 pm
We are so sorry for the lost. We know she is rejoicing in a much better place. You all are in our prayers!!
DJ , Brenda, Emily, and Amy Sue
Kim Smith saysAugust 8, 2019 at 9:03 pm
Sorry for the loss to the Keller family. May your hearts be filled with many great memories
Kim Powell Smith
Shirley Kellogg saysAugust 9, 2019 at 10:13 am
Those left behind are in my thoughts and prayers, and even more so today. I haven’t been back for a visit in years and I have lost perspective. Aunt Reva was only 12 years older than I am.
Marye ( Overton) and Gary Averill saysAugust 9, 2019 at 1:11 pm
I will miss Reva, she was a great aunt, and she will be missed. Our greatest sympathies to her family. Sending love and hugs to all. Marye & Gary Averill