Linda Keller Dennison
June 08, 1930 - July 14, 2023
Obituary For Linda Keller Dennison
Linda Keller Dennison, 93, died peacefully July 14, 2023 at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, NC. Linda was born on June 8, 1930 in Hammond, IN to Frank and Florabel Burnett. In high school, Linda was a stellar student and looked forward to spending her summers with her family on Magician Lake. She attended Miami University, graduated with a BA in 1952 and was a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Gamma. It was at Miami where she met her husband, Bert Keller, and they were married on June 28, 1952. After Bert graduated from law school at the University of Cincinnati, they moved to Richmond, IN where their four children were born and raised. In Richmond, Linda was active in Civic Theater, League of Women Voters, the Collegiate Club and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She returned to school to receive her MA in English from Ball State University in 1975. She became a beloved English teacher at Richmond Senior High School where she was also the newspaper and yearbook coordinator. Soon after Bert died on September 4, 1987, Linda retired from teaching at RHS.
Linda married John Dennison, a family friend, in 1990 and moved to Dayton, OH where she joined Sinclair Community College as a part-time English faculty member. In Dayton, Linda was active in Discussion Club, tennis, and the St. Paul’s Episcopal church choir. After John’s death in 2004, she retired to Raleigh, NC to be near her sister, Cary and brother-in-law Jack Peterson. In 2015, Linda moved to Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh where she lived until her death.
Linda was loved by so many. She was fun and adventurous and led an active and remarkable life. She enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, singing in the choir, crossword puzzles, and visiting her children and grandchildren across the country. Her favorite event was the annual summer family vacation on the lakes of Michigan, and the beaches of Florida and North Carolina.
Linda is survived by her four children: David Keller (Linda) of Denver, CO, Susan Keller (Mike Crooker) of San Diego, CA, Peter Keller (Kasie) of Savannah, GA, and Mary Keller of Raleigh, NC; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters: Cary Peterson of Raleigh, NC and Sara Hale of Mansfield, OH; stepchildren Bill Dennison, Ellen Collins and Tom Dennison.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on July 28 at 3 pm at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, NC, and a graveside service will be held at Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, IN on July 30 at 3pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.act.alz.org).
Celebration of Life Service