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Sara Elizabeth Simmers Keller

July 6, 1925 - January 30, 2013
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525 Polly Drummond Hill Road
Newark, DE 19711
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Tuesday 2/5, 11:00 am

Sara Elizabeth Simmers Keller, age 87 of Port Deposit, MD and Lake Placid, FL died at Christiana Care Health Services on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Mrs. Keller was born on July 6, 1925 in Fremont, PA to the late Harvey and Estella Kirkwood Simmers. Mrs. Keller was a 1942 graduate of Rising Sun High SchoolContinue Reading

Myra Colmenero-Macmillan left a message on October 3, 2018:
I am saddened to learn that after years of my trying to find Uncle Russell, Aunt Sara and "Ronnie" again that I am just finding out that the Lord had called you two home. I will never forget the year The Kellers opened up their home and hearts to me, allowing an 8 year old city-girl from the Caribbean to come live with them on their Mt. Myra Farm. I still treasure every single memory we made together, and consider them the most precious and delightful times of my childhood...even my crashing the yellow VW Bug, my "introduction" to cow manure, and early am chores!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving me so unconditionally. ~Myra Colmenero-Macmillan
Saranac, NY
Rose Gillis left a message on February 18, 2013:
Dear Russell and Family My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy to you, Ronnie and family. She was quite a lady and will be missed by family and all who knew her. I also have fond memories and sad that we didn't stay in touch. God Bless her and her family.
Susan Ayers Watterson left a message on February 13, 2013:
Ronnie, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I feel your pain. My Mom passed on November 20, 2011 God Bless You. Keep the memories alive. Susan
Tara Gillis left a message on February 11, 2013:
Dear Russell, Ron and family, I will always treasure the memories I have of visiting you folks on the farm. I can't think of a better way to have had a childhood. Mini-bikes and hill climbing, hay lofts and new born calves. Riding Prince or was it Scout? without a halter! Fresh milk and cream. A volkswagen with no driver's door and balancing on two wheels. A stern look from Mrs. Keller but always forgiving. And those perfect biscuits :-) A wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed but forever in our memory. With Love, Tara.
vi clark left a message on February 10, 2013:
Oh, my dear Sara, how I loved your wit and your charm. Jack and I always admired your strong determination in getting things done. We really enjoyed working the RV shows with you and Russell and the fun times we shared at Camp Florida. At the top of our list would have to be our trip to Mardi Gras in our motorhomes. You introduced us to muffulettas and beignets and po'boys and we laughed and grabbed those necklaces out of each other's hands in the parade. Dear Russell, we have each lost our soulmate and things will never be the same, but it was God's will and we must go on for our family's sake. Mine has helped me immensely and I know Ron and his family have always been there for you and Sara and you will now comfort each other and relish the times you had together. One day Sara asked me for one word to describe her and I said 'lady' - a grand one! She was....and I will never forget her. Vi Clark
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Judy Toohey left a message on February 5, 2013:
Although I haven't known you long, I cherish the time we had together, the talks we had and the laughs we shared. You were an incredible woman with a HUGE heart and such a love for life. I so appreciate all you did for Chuck too. You both shared a friendship, that he nor I will ever forget. So sorry you had to leave us so soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to Russel, Ronnie and the entire family..
timothy and deborah adams left a message on February 5, 2013:
we are very sorry to hear about Sarah's passing. please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. take care Tim and Debbie Adams
Ed and Pat left a message on February 5, 2013:
Ron, Shannon, Ryan, and Keller family, Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Unfortunately, we never got to meet Mrs. Keller but after reading her obituary I see where you get your tireless energy and your warm and caring spirit. Only time can heal your broken heart. I know that you have many wonderful memories to cherish in the years to come. Hope it helps to know that friends are thinking and praying for you.
Tom & Donna Towers left a message on February 4, 2013:
Aunt Sara was such a vibrant, nice and intelligent person. We loved to visit her and Uncle Russell, and always felt so exhilarated after our visits. Will miss her greatly. Uncle Russell, we are praying for you and your entire family, That GOD will give all of you peace that is beyond all human comprehension.
Bob and Judy Pernod left a message on February 2, 2013:
Dear Russell, Ron, Shannon and Ryan, We are praying for you. Oh sweet Sara how we miss you already. The Lord must have needed another Angel. You will live in our hearts forever. Until we meet again..... Bob and Judy Pernod The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. Philippians 4:23
Charles & Sharon Thompson left a message on February 2, 2013:
To our beloved friend Sara, we will miss you greatly. We have our motorhoming memories of all the good times we have had traveling together. We will always remember a beautiful, caring Lady in Lavendar that we were so lucky to call our friend. I have a favorite phrase KEEP SMILING and whoever you are, where ever you may be, when the thought of Sara comes to mind I know you will KEEP SMILING May God Bless Sharon & Charlie
Lona Tanner left a message on February 2, 2013:
Russell, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lona
Mie Mie & Charles Strickler left a message on February 2, 2013:
Dear Russell, Ron, Shannon & family. Charles & I express our deepest sympathy to you for the lost of your wife & mother. Charles & I are so sad to hear the sudden passing of our dear friend Sara. May GOD blessed you & your family in this time of sorrow and always. We have many fond memories of Sara. She was indeed a dear and caring friend. Sara, we miss you! Love & prayer, Mie Mie & Charles
Rory & Bonnie MacDiarmid left a message on February 2, 2013:
Dear Russell, Ron & Sharon and family: Rory and I are so very saddened by the passing of dear Sara. Oh how we loved this lady. Her love for her life, for her family and for her friends was so strong. Her Biscuits and Gravy served in the great outdoors was second to none - the best!!! The pleasure she got out of the surprise birthdays for Russell was almost childlike. I hope you know that we are praying for each of you. With so much love Rory & Bonnie
Bryan Pierce left a message on February 1, 2013:
Sure will miss you but i know you and barney are sharing memories now and just hat e being so far away. Love and miss ya aunt sara
Shirley left a message on February 1, 2013:
My words fail me as I try to comfort you. Sara was more than my friend she was part of my heart. We enriched each others lives, the history, the laughter, and the memories we shared made our bond eternal. That bond, freely given, well maintained and deeply cherished is so precious to me, especially now. Sara will always occupy a very special place in my heart and soul. She will never be forgotten, but dearly missed. We have lost an amazing woman and heaven has gained a glorious Angel. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to Russell, Ron & family Please know you are in my prayers. Love, Shirley Angelini
Ronald Keller left a message on February 1, 2013:
Pat da Silva left a message on February 1, 2013:
My condolences to the family, Sara was a very nice person, she will be sadly missed by many here at Camp Florida, may you rest in Peace Sara.Love Pat
Donna Fritz and Barrie Boas left a message on February 1, 2013:
Our sincere condolences to Russell and his family for the loss of Sara. T3B7SWe have fond memories of her as we traveled with her and Russell in our motorhomes. Sara was always upbeat, available to help anyone and you were always welcome in her home. She was a dear and loyal friend. Sara will be missed by us. Donna and Barrie
Dan & Melissa Debono left a message on February 1, 2013:
We own a little guest home where Sarah had a winter home and we used to see each other frequently at the community pool and discuss all sorts of things. She was a pistol of a lady with a great spirit and we'll miss her ...
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lori Simmers Geckle left a message on February 1, 2013:
Sara and Russell have been so wonderful to me over the years. When my first husband and I divorced, they welcomed me into their home and allowed me to live with them for a long time. Sara and I would often share a cup of tea at the kitchen table, where she would give me advice about work and relationships. She encouraged me to work for the Army -- which I still do, and to continue playing the piano. Whenever I played her piano, she would come from wherever she was in the house, and sit and listen. She knew how important music was to me, so many years ago she sent me a necklace from Mardi Gras that has musical notes on it. It hangs on my bedroom mirror every day, and will remind me of her thoughtfulness. When my dad -- her brother died, she grieved with me, and always knew what to say to help me through that time. Her words of wisdom about my dad's death stay with me today, and have helped me find peace after all these years. Sara was smart, reliable, dedicated and wise, which was matched only by her compassion and empathy. Although our lives drifted apart in recent years, we stayed in touch through email, and it was evident how happy she was splitting her time between MD and FL. I'll miss knowing that she's there for me whenever I might need her, but she will live in my heart forever.
Don & Gloria Riley left a message on February 1, 2013:
We will miss our dear friend, Sara Keller. She was a beautiful, intelligent, classy lady. We will always remember her and her love of the color lavender and her sparkling eyes and ready smile.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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