Francis Dean “Bud” Keller

October 04, 1930 ‒ April 28, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Francis Dean “Bud” Keller, age 89, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  He was born on October 4, 1930 in Morrow County, the son of Walter and Josephine (Tucker) Keller.

Bud proudly served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1955.  While stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky he met and married Naomi R. Tosh who survives.  Bud and Naomi just recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Bud was a life long farmer and was also employed for over 21 years with Chattanooga Glass Company.  He was a member of the Sparta United Methodist Church and previously served as a South Bloomfield Township Trustee.

He is survived by his loving wife Naomi (Tosh) Keller, two daughters, Deb Bigelow of Coshocton and Pam (Randy) Jones of Mount Gilead; grandchildren, Lacey (Chuck) Seville, Kay Leigh (Terence) Jones and Jason (Amanda Holsinger) Jones; great grandchildren, Noah, Ava and Bella Seville, Nate Jones, Mason Jones, Trenton, Analyn, Leam, Ritchie and a future great grandson due in June.   He is also survived by a sister, Martha Jean Perkins of Howard.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Keller; a brother, Homer Keller and father and mother-in-law, Lexie and Erma Tosh.

Due to the current pandemic the family will observe a private viewing, but a public graveside will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 beginning at 2 p.m. in Bloomfield Cemetery near Centerburg, Ohio.  Rev. Ryan Shelton will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparta United Methodist Church.

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  • Naomi and family, we are so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. I spent several summers helping you and Bud with hay and straw. I remember and enjoyed those summers very much. Bud was a wonderful person and he was very proud of his farming and especially proud of you and his family. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.

  • Our thoughts, prayers, love and memories are with you all. So sorry we can’t gather as a family while we grieve. Rest In Peace, Brother/Uncle Bud.
    ~Martha Jean and Dorothy

  • Debbie & family,
    My thoughts and prayers for each of you, in the loss of your father.

  • Debbie,
    My condolences on the loss of your Dad. You family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie, I am very sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Take care. Carol

  • Our hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time. We have so many fond memories spending time with both you and Uncle Bud.
    Love and peace,
    Dean and Deb

  • I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I will be thinking of you and your family in difficult days ahead. May God give you comfort and peace ❤️✝

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all. May you find comfort in all the memories you have of him.

  • Dear Noni, Deb and Pam, I was very sad to hear of Buds passing. He was a quiet, strong man. I always enjoyed spending time on your farm. Bud had the neatest barn in the county. May your memories sustain you.
    Love, Kris Rojas (Van Horn)

  • so sorry to hear this. I didn’t know him but I sure do feel for you may God have his blessing on you and yours. Linda Harper Phelps uncle Ronalds aunt virginia”s niece

  • Pam and Family,

    You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. May God grant you strength and peace during this time of sorrow.


  • Pam-
    Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

    Jill Jones

  • Pam and family, my deepest sympathies to you. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all 🙏

  • Pam,

    Praying that God’s love and comfort will uphold you and your family at this time and may joyful memories fill your hearts. May the peace of God surround you in the days and weeks to come.

  • Debbie,. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. So many wonderful memories…The unforgettable times I’ve spent at your house growing up. All seems so long ,but yet just like yesterday in my mind. Your Dad was a wonderful man,my heart is so sad for your loss. There is nothing as special as a father’s love….My prayers and love to you,Naomi, and family. Linda Lehman Patterson

  • Naomi and family….So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. My deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Shirley Lehman

  • Praying for comfort in this time of loss and grief. You will cherish the good memories.

  • We’re so sorry to hear about Bud. Even though we can’t be with you in person, our thoughts and prayers certainly are.

  • Naomi and family, Michael and I were saddened to hear of Bud’s death. May you treasure his memory in your hearts forever. You have our deepest sympathy. Joyce and Mike

  • Mrs. Keller, Debbie and Pam, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and hugs for you all. Your Husband and Dad was one of the good ones. Love Val Parmer Smith

  • You are all in my prayers. May God’s abundant love comfort you all in these grieving times. So sorry we can’t all be together to give you all hugs and share the memories of Uncle Bud. I remember the many visists I would make to visit grandma and grandpa and drive by the farm always hoping to catch a glimpse of Aunt Noni or Uncle Bud beeping all the way by on my way there and on my way back. Sending much love and condolences to you. I love you all!!!

  • Naomi and family, so very sorry to read of Buds passing. Naomi you and Buds property’s always looked so nice and well kept. Thinking of you and your family. Phil and Maggie

  • Naomi, Deb and Pam,

    So sorry to hear about Bud’s passing. We love you guys so much. I personally always loved talking with Bud about the farm given my background in farming in central Indiana. We are grieving with you all – praying for God’s grace and strength to support you all at this time.

    Dennis and Diana (Tosh) Slevin

  • Pam & Family<

    I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father, I know you will miss him terribly.

  • Naomi,Deb and Pam,

    I was so sorry to hear about Bud. My memories of your farm and both of you will always be with me. I cannot attend the services because I now live in Florida. My thoughts are with you.
    Please take care, Ron and Gretchen

  • Keller Family,
    To your family, we give our respect and condolences in this time of sorrow.
    The Lord has received a Very Great Man.

  • Naomi, Deb, and Pam

    Gareth let me know today about Bud. I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a gentle yet strong man. I have such fond memories of my childhood and young adult years while living down the road from all of you. I often think of what an impact you and Bud made on my life and how good you guys were to Mom. I cannot explain how my life was influenced by all of you. I was truly blessed by the opportunity of knowing Bud and the fond memories of his concern for the neighborhood.

    My pray is that God will give your whole family comfort and peace. Remember and treasure the years you had with hum.

    In Christ Love

  • Naomi, I am so sad to hear of Bud’s death. I think of you and all of us at Kenyon.Good memories. I wish you and your family all the best.
    Nancy (Wolford) Rice

  • Debbie, We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing always enjoys talking when he stopped at our house to visit my parents. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Teresa Morris-Brate