Marilyn F. Keller
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Marilyn F. Keller
  • March 11, 1935 - January 15, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Marilyn Fuller Keller, 81, passed away January 15 after a protracted illness. She maintained her indomitable spirit and lust for life to the last, and will be sorely missed by the many who knew and loved her.

Marilyn was born on March 11, 1935 and was raised alongside her sister Peggy, in Oklahoma City by their parents Earl and Dorothy Fuller. She was a proud 1953 graduate of, what natives of Oklahoma City know to be, "the original Classen" high school. Marilyn went on to study at Oklahoma State University, joining the Chi Omega sorority. She remained a loyal member of the Chi Omega sisterhood throughout her life. Marilyn completed her undergraduate degree from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri in 1957 having moved to Missouri with her husband Dan F. Keller as he attended medical school at Washington University.

Those close to Marilyn knew well that her 62-year love affair (and 58-year marriage) with her beloved Dan was her most cherished possession. A relationship that started with a blind date at the tender age of 15 eventually blossoming into a life-long love story that never wilted even with Dan's death in 2012.
Marilyn felt blessed to build a life and home with Dan, and was most proud of raising their four children, and spoiling their five grandchildren.

Marilyn enjoyed her many years as a member of Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, was quite active in the Oklahoma Women's Medical Auxiliary, served as a faithful volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital, all the while acting as Cub Scout den mother, taxi service to her kids, and all else that is required of a devoted mother of four and tireless partner to Dan. Marilyn eventually established a successful career in real estate alongside her sister in law, Kathryn Powell.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Dan F. Keller, M.D., her son Dan W. Keller, J.D., her parents Dorothy and Earl Fuller and her sister Peggy Ost. She is survived by her three children; daughter Kathryn Caldwell and her children Lisa and Julie Caldwell; son Michael Keller and his daughter Katelyn Keller; son Jim Keller and his children Ryan and Jamie Keller, his wife Shonda M. Keller and her son Cade Ballard.

Memorial Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church. Formal Visitation will be held Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with the family to greet friends at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper and Informal Visitation, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate support of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, The American Cancer Society, The American Lung Association, and the Warriors for Freedom Foundation. Should flowers be sent, please direct deliveries to Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper.