On October 19, 2021, Gina L. Keller passed peacefully transcending from this earthly realm to eternal life in heavenly realms. As the light of day transcends into the dark of night, so to has the light of our family been dimmed for us left, by the dimming of death.
Gina was born June 27, 1956 to Dale and Margaret (Weller) Beheler of rural Fredericktown. She was the 5th of 7 children. Gina was a graduate of the 1974 class of Fredericktown High School. Growing up on the family farm she quickly learned responsibility and work ethic, a trait that remained through out her life. After high school, she worked at Buckeye Mart in Mount Vernon in the shoe department, where her love of shoes started. In June 1977, she became an employee of the former Continental Can also in Mount Vernon. In September of 1984, she started at Gorman Rupp Industries in Bellville where she remained for 37 years as a pump assembler. She always commented how she still enjoyed her work. She anxiously anticipated retirement at the end of this year and spending time with family.
Gina's hobbies were her family, decorating her rural home, watching HG TV, Hallmark movies, and game shows on television. She would audibly answer the questions to "America Says and Family Feud", her favorite shows. She always provided in every way for her family. She valued the time she spent with her daughter shopping every weekend together. She was affectionately known as "Gigi" to her granddaughter whom she spoiled and cherished making memories playing with blocks, watching cartoons, and taking her on stroller rides. She loved her role as Gigi and it was one of her favorite roles in life. She was easy to talk to. Everyone loved her. She exemplified the attitude of Christ, sacrificing her entire life to her husband and family. Everyday she told her family she loved them but more than words she showed them in her loving actions toward them.
Gina and her husband, Tim, first met on a blind date in 1977. They were married October 18, 1980 at the Palmyra Church of Christ. Her home church was Palmyra Church of Christ where she was a member and was baptized. They also attended Little Washington Congregational Church.
She is survived by her husband whom she celebrated 41 years of marriage with prior to her death, Tim Keller; her daughter, Shelbi (Ben) Ohl; her much loved granddaughter, Grayson Ohl; her expectant grandbaby; her siblings, Rod (Joyce) Beheler of Indiana, Vicki (Steve) Bechtel, Gordon (Vickie) Beheler, Dana Beheler, Renn (Debbie) Beheler, and Lisa (Jim) Cook all of Fredericktown; seventeen nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and great nephews; and her father, Dale Beheler.
Gina was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Beheler; and her son and daughter-in-law, Cody and Megan Keller who passed tragically in 2017 whom Gina missed and mourned for daily.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street. Family will accept guest on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Little Washington Congregational Church, 2323 Washington South Rd., from 10:00-11:00 am. Funeral services conducted by Pastor Mike Ziadeh will begin at 11:00 am. Gina will be laid to rest in Little Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice or The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, OH 44689.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com.