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CHERRY VALLEY - Ruth (Walker) Keller passed away March 1, 2018, at Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville.
A recent resident of Arkell Hall in Canajoharie, she had lived in Cherry Valley since 1948.
Born May 2 1919, in the town of Springfield, she was the daughter of the late John and Nora (Utter) Walker.
She was married to Willis Keller who predeceased her in 1980. Together they had Keller's Electric & Hardware store in Cherry Valley until 1972.
Ruth was a member of the Cherry Valley Methodist Church; and Rebekah Lodge No. 546 for more than 60 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their various activities, as well as working on her flowers and playing cards. She was an avid Yankees fan and at the age of 89, attended her first game at Yankee Stadium. Ruth and her husband retired and spent winters in their Ormond Beach, Florida, home.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Keller Matis and son-in-law, Gregory of Canajoharie; granddaughter, Lucinda (Jeff) Ruszkowski of Canajoharie; grandsons, Willis Keller Matis of New York City, Brian Matis and Stephan Matis of Canajoharie; great-grandsons, Darren Ruszkowski of New York City and Zachary Ruszkowski of Canajoharie; great-granddaughter, Karaline Matis of Canajoharie; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Iva Bressett of Cherry Valley, Dorothea Hicks of Texas and Alta Helmes of Herkimer; and brothers, John of Fly Creek and Robert and Kenneth Walker of Salt Springville
No services are planned at this time. Graveside memorial services in Cherry Valley Cemetery will be announced in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville NY, 12078.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Share online condolences at www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 5, 2018
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