Oneita Phernon Keller
October 19, 1923  -  April 22, 2019

Oneita Phernon Keller

Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel
2405 Woodland Ave
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Friday, April 26, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Memorial Service
Coffeyville Church of Christ
1005 Siggins St.
Coffeyville, KS  67337
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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Fairview Cemetery
Coffeyville, KS  67337
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Church of Christ
1005 Siggins Street
Coffeyville, KS  67337

Oneita Phernon (Davis) Keller passed away on April 22, 2019, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She was 95.

Oneita was born on October 19, 1923 in Loco Oklahoma to John Tim Davis and Ruth (Davis) Davis. She married James Elmer Keller on February 12, 1939 in Vinita, Oklahoma. Together they raised three children. Oneita worked in a variety of jobs during her lifetime, including the Parsons Ammunition Plant during World War II, and home health in the Coffeyville and Independence area.

She loved sewing and quilting, and enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family. Oneita was a devoted and active member of the Church of Christ in Coffeyville for over 50 years where she worked in the bus ministry, church camp, and the sharing center. She was a godly example and servant to everyone that she met, and loved telling people about Jesus.

Oneita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Gene Brady of Coffeyville; her son, Don Keller, of Coshocton Ohio; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and eight great- great grandchildren with two more on the way. She also has numerous beloved family members in California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Virginia Burns (d. 2010), and her siblings. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Coffeyville Church of Christ and they may be sent in care of Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel.

Cremation has taken place, and her Celebration of Life will be at the Coffeyville Church of Christ on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive visitors on Friday April 26, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel. A private inurnment will take place at Fairview Cemetery at a later date. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit


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  1. Gary and Donna McNally
    McPherson, KS

    So sorry to hear about her passing. Although we did not know her, we are acutely aware of the positive impact she had on the Powell descendants. We are sure from their example that she must have been a wonderful lady.

  2. Mark Abercrombie

    My dear family, please know that I am with you in spirit, even though I cannot be there physically. My heart goes out to each of you. I am blessed to have had such a godly, loving aunt in Aunt Nonnie. She will be missed on this earth but I look forward to seeing her again one day as we spend eternity together with our Father. May God grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.
    In Him, Mark Abercrombie

  3. Sam and Connie Privitt
    South Coffeyville, OK

    My BFF Virginia's mother. She did a great job raising her children and living a Christian life !
    She always sent me birthday cards and Christmas cards . She always had a big smile whenever she saw me ! I will truly miss her .

  4. Todd & Teresa Collins
    Milliken, CO

    This is a great example how you live your life. God has brought you home. You will be missed so much. We are so blessed that we will see you again. Back home.

  5. Gayla Croser
    Independence, KS

    I miss Oneita and her little giggle thank you for allowing me to be part of the people who had taken care of her for so many years keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers may God Bless you all

  6. Frankie Davis Kilcrease Goyette (and Gary)
    Madera, CA

    She was our daddy's beloved younger sister and very dear to all of us for all our lives. She was a close sister to our precious mama and we enjoyed her many visits to California most years. She loved her own extended family and loved us all, al well. We cherish all our memories of her.


    Oneita was a beautiful person, inside and out. Her belief, faithfulness, and service to God was immeasurable. I'm sure there are many jewels in her crown.


    What a sweet, sassy lady!! Loved her zest for life, her honesty and her love for the Lord!! Love and prayers to all of the family.

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