Terry Jo (Durbin) Keller

October 9, 1966 ~ September 17, 2020 (age 53)


Terri Jo Durbin Keller (“TJ”) passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in her home, in Effingham, Illinois at 53 years of age. She was born October 6, 1966 to Gordon and Mary Durbin (Mary Hass) in Vandalia, Illinois. She spent many years in Texas, returning to Effingham for the last several years.  TJ was known for her spunk and adventurous spirit, her willingness to lend a hand and love of family.

Terri Jo was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Nicole Keller. She is survived by brother, Carl Durbin of Beecher City, Illinois; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Todd West of Forsyth, Georgia; sisters:  Jayna Fountain and Leann Burge of Alta, Texas; aunts and uncles: Leona and George Mikhail of Arizona, Leroy Duckett of Missouri, Brian Letford of Illinois, Ruth and Jerry Butkowski of Minnesota, Sonny and Linda Hass of Texas, and Lester Flood of Missouri. Additionally, TJ is survived by Dillon Keller of Illinois and many cousins and friends. We will miss her mischievous smile.

Terri Jo Keller’s ashes will be buried privately beside her mother and her daughter in Salem Cemetery in Alba, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City, Illinois at a future date.  Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City is assisting the family. 

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