Close this search box.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice Mae Keller, 86, of Gettysburg, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at the Paramount Senior Living Center, surrounded by family.

Janice Mae Keller
Janice Mae Keller

Born January 10, 1938 in Gettysburg, PA, she was the loving wife of Carl L. Keller, Sr., who passed away on February 4 of this year.

Janice graduated from Gettysburg High School and was a dedicated member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fairfield, PA. She spent most of her life raising her 10 children on the family farm. She also went to cosmetology school and had her own beauty shop in Gettysburg for a number of years.

She was an excellent cook who always had meals prepared for her family. Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden. After the children were raised she worked in the laundry department of the Howard Johnson and Quality Inn. She was truly an inspiration to her family with her hard work and dedication.

In addition to her husband, Carl, Janice is predeceased by her mother, Edna (Beam) Weimer; her step-father, Francis “Wib” Weimer; and her grandsons, Robert and William Baker.

She is survived by her 10 children, Carl Keller (Cindy), Christina Baker (Robert, Sr.), Michael Keller (Cathy), Louise Bivens, Phillip Keller (Dawn), Gary Keller (Tammy), Jeffrey Keller (Dixie), Brenda McDannell (Calvin), Daniel Keller (Robin), and Douglas Keller; 25 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fairfield, PA.

A visitation will precede the service beginning at 10 a.m. where the family will receive friends.

Interment will immediately follow the mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fairfield.

There will also be a viewing held on Monday, June 24, 2024 from 6-8 p.m. at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA.

Online tributes and condolences are available at the funeral home’s website.



Vincel B. Flasher 1950-2024

Vincel was a modest man who enjoyed music, playing guitar, watching westerns, football, and being in the great outdoors.

Thaddeus Stevens and women’s suffrage

Thaddeus Stevens and women’s suffrage By Ross Hetrick If one of Thaddeus Stevens’s original proposals for the 14th Amendment to the Constitution had been approved,

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.