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Wilma Jean (Huffman) Keller

May 12, 1931 — January 10, 2022


Wilma Jean Newlin Keller, age 90, of Mace, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Franciscan Health Lafayette. She was born in Crawfordsville on May 12, 1931 to the late Homer and Mabel (Rice) Huffman.

Jean 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 January 1, 1997. She later married Kenneth Keller on February 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, taking care of her family.

She is survived by her three daughters, Linda Harmon, Teresa Newlin, and Kathy Edwards; aa 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; 8 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchild; 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 January 18, 2022 from 10:00 am until the time of funeral service at 12:00 pm with Tami Mussche officiating. Burial will follow at Mace Community Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed and recorded and can be viewed on Jean's obituary page at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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