Mary Ellen Keyser

August 15, 1932 - January 23, 2022


Mary Ellen Keyser, age 89, passed away at 4:30 pm, Sunday, January 23, 2022 at her home following an illness.

Mary Ellen was born August 15, 1932 in Galena, KS. Her parents were John Warren and Grace Jeanette (Oliver) Chase. She lived most of her life in Galena.

She moved to New York with her husband in 1969 and then transferred to Ohio before returning to Galena in 1987. She worked as a secretary for CF Industries and as a home health aide while in New York.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Galena, KS. She was also involved in the Galena Easter Star. She enjoyed gardening and bowling.

Mary Ellen was married to Herman L Keyser on December 11, 1948 in Bentonville AR. He passed away June 18, 2019. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Steve Keyser and Mike Keyser, and one brother, Jim Chase.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Keyser, Galena, and Mitchell Keyser (Donna), West Harrison, IN; one daughter, Jona Newman, Galena, KS; one brother, Robert Chase (Pam), Idaho Falls, ID; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

She was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS for cremation. The family will celebrate her life at a later date.