Gertrude attended school in Dover, and then moved to Pittsburgh. There, during the Second World War, she was a driver for the American Women's Volunteer Services, and later, she worked as a realtor, a secretary, and as a gifted designer for the Pittsburgh Woman's Industrial Exchange. Following her retirement, Gertrude returned to Dover where she volunteered for many years at Union Hospital.
In 2005, she moved to Largo, where she again gave of her time and talents at Clearwater's Morton Plant Hospital.
She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor (Robert) Stevenson of The Villages, Florida; her three grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Priscilla Engel of Beach City.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Paul J. Keller, her two sisters and her one brother preceded Gertrude in death.
A private graveside service will be held in Dover Burial Park, with Gertrude's nephew, Pastor Mark Engel, officiating. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Gertrude, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the Toland-Herzig website.
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory of Dover