Wilma Jean Newlin Keller

May 12, 1931 – Jan. 10, 2022

Wilma Jean Newlin Keller, 90, Mace, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at Franciscan Health Lafayette.

She was born in Crawfordsville on May 12, 1931 to the late Homer and Mabel (Rice) Huffman.

Mrs. Keller graduated from New Ross High School in 1949 and worked at the Redwood Inn, Standard Grocery and Elston Bank. On May 10, 1949, she married James “Jake” Newlin. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1997. She later married Kenneth Keller on Feb. 14, 2003, and he preceded her in death in 2007. She was a member Progressive Home Ec Club, Methodist Women, AARP and Pythian sisters. She enjoyed IU basketball, going to flee markets and auctions and taking care of her family.

Survivors include her three daughters, Linda Harmon, Teresa Newlin and Kathy Edwards; a brother, Jim (Kathy) Huffman; a sister, Karen (Gary) Dale; five grandchildren, Stacy (John) Douglas, Stefani (Jeff) Rizer, Jason (Misty) Mennen, Melissa (Ben) Auxier and Eric (Jennifer) Edwards; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and three stepchildren, John Keller, Monte Keller and Kendy Cummings.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, James “Jake” and Kenneth; two sisters, Dory Edwards and Donna Rogers; two grandsons, Aaron and Michael; and a great-grandson, Courtland

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville on Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 12 p.m., with Tami Mussche officiating. Burial will follow at Mace Community Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on her obituary page at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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