Eva Carroll Keller, age 77, of Locust Hill Road, Boone, passed away Wednesday evening, April 3, 2019, at Watauga Medical Center.

Eva was born November 9, 1941 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Virgil Grady Carroll and Onnie Alvertia Williams Carroll. She was a retired school bus drive, where she received the Tracy Lea Calhoun Bus Driver of the Year in 1985 and 1996. Eva was dedicated to the students and formed relationships to the children she served with love. She was a member of Rutherwood Baptist Church.

Eva is survived by her husband, Harold Keller of the home; one daughter, Dianne Williams and husband Delmus of Boone; one son, Michael Keller and wife Nikki of Gamewell; three granddaughters, Laiken Williams of Boone, Hannah Keller and Heidi Keller, both of Wilmington, North Carolina; one great-granddaughter, Izzy Williams of Boone; three sisters, Velma Anderson of Maryland, Marie Moretz and husband Ernest, and Dorothy Williams and husband Tom of Maryland; two brothers, Roy Peck Carroll of Claremont and Stanley Carroll and wife Beverly of Boone, and a dear friend and sister-in-law, Vickie Carroll. She is also survived by four step-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Hayes and Vera "Shorty" Moretz, and two brothers, Vaughn Carroll and Virgil "Buddy" Carroll.

Funeral services for Eva Carroll Keller will be conducted Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2019, at 3:00 o'clock, at Rutherwood Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Peter Vandenburg, Mr. John Kahle, and Mr. Chris Hodges. Burial will follow in Rutherwood Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rutherwood Baptist Church, 142 Don Hayes Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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