Marie Patton Keller

December 9, 1927June 19, 2014
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MARIE T. (PATTON) KELLER Marie Keller¸86, of Leawood, KS, passed away on June 19¸2014 at St. Luke’s South Hospital. Marie was born on December 9, 1927 in Kansas City, MO to Lena and Salvatore Graziano. She was married to Dean Patton from 1947 to 1970. They had two daughters, Anita and Janice. She was married to Charles “Bud” Keller in 1999 until his death on June 4, 2014. Marie worked at Black and Veatch Engineers for 28 years. She was past presidents of The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of K.C. and the ABWA. She was active with the American Royal and Saddle and Sirloin Club. Marie is survived by daughters Anita Mitchell of Bedford, TX and Janice (Dan) Kellerman of Lenexa, KS. Sisters Nina Graziano of Overland Park, KS and Virginia (Charles) Wingo of Georgetown, TX. Grandsons Brandon Matthews of Kansas City, MO, Jason (Melissa) Matthews of Lee’s Summit, MO, and John Mitchell of North Richland Hills, TX. Great grandchildren Jacob Matthews and Madison Matthews. Nieces Katherine Wallace of Sugarland, TX and Teresa Barnett of Plano, TX. The visitation will be at McGilley Stateline Chapel on Tuesday June 24, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm, with a Rosary prayed at 7:30. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 14251 Nall Ave., Leawood, KS . Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am. Burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the doctors and nurses at St. Luke’s South Hospital during Marie’s final weeks. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Plains SPCA, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202. Condolences may be left online at Arr. McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 24, 2014
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Sharon Simpson

June 25, 2014

We would like to express our condolences to the family of Marie. We knew her from the Saddle and Sirloin Club. I remember her always wearing a smile! Very Sincerely, Sharon and Mark Simpson

Cynthia Bell

June 25, 2014

To the family of Marie, I was so sorry to see that Marie passed away. I enjoyed seeing her at the Saddle & Sirloin Club with Bud and going on Ladies' Trail Rides in the spring. Once she learned that I work at the national headquarters of the American Business Women's Association, and organization in which she was a member, she always wanted to know what was going on with the staff, asking about our conferences and such. Thank you for posting all the wonderful photos of Marie on this website. It was a pleasure knowing Marie, she was a great lady. We will miss her! Cynthia Bell and Klaus Schmidt

Karen O'Connor

June 23, 2014

Jan, Nina and Family,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Marie. May she rest in eternal peace.

Jim Lamm

June 22, 2014

Anita, Janice, Nina, Virginia and families,

So saddened to hear of Marie's passing. I remember the fun family get-togethers, especially Christmases with everyone. She was a great lady and lots of fun.

With deepest sympathy, Jim Lamm and family

Virginia Wingo

June 22, 2014

Marie, I can speak for Nina also, to say that we will miss you, however we live with so many wonderful memories. You had a beautiful full life that you shared with your family and that's about the most anyone could ask for. I know you are in a much better place now where there is no more pain, and that is how I want to remember you. Until we meet again, Love always, Virginia