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Shirley Mae Keller

January 14, 1937 — January 4, 2019

Shirley Mae Presswood Keller, 81, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 in a local healthcare facility.  She was born in Polk County but had lived in Cleveland most of her life.  She had worked as a seamstress at American Uniform, and she was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by mother, Donnie Presswood Parker; two husbands, Robert N. Wilson and Charles “Bud” Keller; son-in-law, Kenneth Clements; grandchild, Keegan Lee Hefner; sister, Nina Pell; and brother, James Franklin Parker.

She is survived by one son, Darrell Thomas Cooper and wife Karen of McDonald; three daughters, Cheryl Denise Clements of Benton, Deborah Charlene Hefner and husband Ronnie of Cleveland, and Sonja Elaine Cox and husband Tommy of Cleveland; nine grandchildren, Wesley Clements, Thomas Clements, Jason Clements, Kisha Knight, Michael Knight, Juddy Knight, Bailey Cox, and Brody Cox; nine great-grandchildren; one special little girl, Hannah Lawson; two brothers, Mac Parker (Julie) of Knoxville, and John Parker (Lisa) of Kodak, TN; one sister-in-law, Billie Parker of Chattanooga; ex-husband, James Willis Cooper; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Jacqueline Walker speaking.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Thomas Clements, Jason Clements, Bailey Cox, Brody Cox, Juddy Knight, and Michael Knight serving as pallbearers.  Wesley Clements will serve as an honorary pallbearer.  A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the funeral home.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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