Dorothy H. Keller Sederes Witthaus


Dorothy H. Keller Sederes Witthaus, age 88 of Troy, IL, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Morningside of Troy in Troy, IL.

She was born on Thursday, February 23, 1933, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Walton and Helen (nee Durbin) Faires.

She was a member of Edwardsville-Drusilla Andrews Chapter NSDAR.

Mrs. Witthaus was born in Highland, Illinois and grew up in Marine, Illinois, where she lived until November 1986 (except for a few months in 1953 when she lived in San Francisco, CA and in 1954-1955 she lived in Edwardsville, IL). She attended Marine Schools and graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1951. She held an Insurance Institute of America Certificate in General Insurance. Mrs. Witthaus was a member of the former First Christian Church at Marine, served as President and member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, was a deaconess and Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Edwardsville-Drusilla Andrews Chapter NSDAR. She was a stenographer at the Edwardsville Community Unit School District #7; a secretary for the Madison County Superintendent of Schools; a General’s Secretary at the Presidio of San Francisco, CA; Assistant Deputy Clerk at the Madison County Circuit Clerk’s Office; and served as Financial Manager of Schmidt-Phillipe & Associates, Inc. (formerly Chuck Schmidt Insurance) Edwardsville, until retiring in 1986 after 26 years. She enjoyed crocheting, raising plants, gardening, traveling, and reading.

Survivors include:
Son – Richard D. “Rick” (Diane) Keller, Jr., Troy, IL
Daughter – Cynthia L. (Richard, Jr.) Moore, Helena, MT
Grandchild – Kendrick Robert Keller, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Karina Diane Keller, Manteca, CA
Step-Son – Daniel R. (Lynn) Witthaus
Step-Son – Steven M. (Patricia) Witthaus
Step-Son – Nicolas L. Witthaus
Step-Daughter – Lori L. Witthaus
Step-Grandchild – Eric Lee Witthaus
Step-Grandchild – Patrick Thomas Witthaus
Step-Grandchild – John Patrick “Jack” Witthaus
Step-Grandchild – Mary Katherine “Katie” Witthaus.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Walton Hoffman Faires – Died 9/23/1978
Mother – Helen Bernice Faires – Died 1/20/1984
1st Husband – Richard D. “Don” Keller – Married 3/22/1952; Divorced 2/13/1969; Died 9/26/2015
2nd Husband – Chester M. “Chet” Sederes – Married 1/22/1971; Died 11/19/1981
3rd Husband – Wilbert L. “Wimpy” Witthaus – Married 11/14/1986; Died 4/12/2016
Son – David M. Keller – Died 1/6/1994
Sister – Janet Keller Hall – Died 1/6/2018.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, Rev. Nancy L. Brooks, Ordained Minister of the United Church of Christ, officiating.

Interment will be at Marine Cemetery in Marine, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

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