Caroline Gann Keller, 72, of Lake Placid, Florida passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 28, 2019 with her family surrounding her.

Carol was born Oct. 9, 1947 in Pahokee, Florida to parents John and Annie George Gann. Carol grew up in Clewiston, Florida and graduated from Clewiston High School in 1964.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Brad Keller; and her wonderful children, Sophia (Craig) VanGorder, Victoria (Cindy) Hanna, Molly Shaw, Krista (Joe) Brakke and Annie Keller; six beloved grandchildren, Sydney, Nolan, Grace, Calvin, Joel, and Isaac. She is also survived by her two sisters, Sandra (James) Ingram and Rebecca (Bill) Young; and her brother, Dennis (Nell) Gann; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Carol was a devoted pastor’s wife, a mother and friend. She and her husband served congregations in Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Vermont. Her love for others was evident in fostering 12 children, four exchange students and many sons and daughters who called her mom.

Her smile was infectious and her sense of humor were her trademark of a life that was characteristic of being a follower of Jesus.

There will be a visitation time with the family starting at 10 a.m. and a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Good Shepard Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road in Sebring, Florida.

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Brad, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Carol has a special place in our hearts. We always remember Carol with a smile on her face and much love in her heart. May the Lord embrace you with His peace and amazing comfort. Bob and LuAnn

Denny and Gay Campbell

Brad: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of your and heaven's gain.


Sending hug and prayers to Brad and the girls. May the Lord wrap His ever loving arms around you as you face the days without sweet Carole. She was a wonderful woman, wife, and mother. Most importantly she was a fantastic friend to any and all who knew her. She always greeted you with a smile and had a positive outlook on life. She not only knew Jesus but lived for him daily. She was an extension of His hands, feet, mouth, but especially His heart. I'm going to miss you sweet friend. But, I have the assurance of seeing you again.


I shall miss Carol more than words can tell. She walked with me through many of life's trials, encouraging, "spanking" when I needed it and just plain loved me. I loved her sense of humor, we liked the same clothes :) and she made the best wild rice soup that I have ever had. She was there the very first time Richard came to Iowa to meet me and get the "third degree" from Brad! :) I'll never forget that day! God will hold you, Keller families in the palm of His hand and will be your strength in days to come. Love to you all...Virginia & Richard Moore

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