Ruth V. Keller

Ruth V. Keller, 94, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock, VA.

Mrs. Keller was born on March 29, 1919 in Toms Brook, VA the daughter of the late Tasker Shrum and the late Katie Bushong Shrum.  She was employed at Avtex in Front Royal and the Woodstock Coat Factory.  Most of her working years, however, were spent at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock as a nurse’s aide and as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She gave skilled and compassionate care to hospital patients for 38 years.

During the summer, she and her husband enjoyed many weekends at their trailer on the water at Monroe Bay Campground in Colonial Beach, VA. She was an avid animal lover and fed all the stray animals in her neighborhood in addition to her own two cats.

She was the wife of the late Irving L. Keller, of Woodstock, VA.  She is survived by one daughter, Shirley K. Coffman of Rockville, MD; one granddaughter, Jennifer Webber and one great granddaughter, Katie Webber of Damascus, MD.

There will be a graveside service at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Harrisville Road, Toms Brook, VA on Wednesday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m.  Pastor Joe Fleming will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Shenandoah County, P.O. Box 173, Woodstock, VA 22664 or Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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3 Condolences to Ruth V. Keller

  1. Robyn Keller Giordani says:

    Dear Shirley, Jennifer, and Katie,

    Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Natalie Keller Chaput says:

    Dear Shirley- Robyn called to let me know Aunt Ruth had passed away. You are all in my heartfelt prayers. I have very sweet memories of my Aunt Ruth! She was always so gentle and kind and had the most incredibly beautiful brown eyes! I was also touched by how she made a point to check in on Dad as often as she could. God bless you all. Love, Natalie

  3. Bill McElroy Jr. says:

    Dear Auntie.Missing you each and every day.Thank you so very much for all you have done for me over the years.The old thunderbird is doing very well and will take excellent care of it.Ms Kitty is doing very well and had started sleeping with me a lot.I honestly feel she misses you so very much also.Please give grandmother and granddaddy Sheetz a big hug and kiss for me.Even though you are no longer here I am happy you do not have to suffer any and are at peace with god.God bless you each and every day.Until we meet again with our lord love from the bottom of my heart your great nephew Bill McElroy Jr.XOXOXOXO