Bob Keller grew up in Corydon in a houshold of readers. His
grandmother, Ruth Ella House Funk, was the first trained teacher
at the 'colored' school in Corydon in the 1880's. his Mother,
Leona Funk Keller, was a founding member of the Corydon Literary
Club, which exists to this day. His older sister, Ruth Ed
Keller Jordan, was an avid reader for all of her life, rereading
her favorite classics well into her eighties.
The back parlor of the Keller home at 621 North Capitol was
furnished with glass-fronted bookcases, a Library table, and
a reclining Morris chair for comfortable reading. In the large
attic were stacks of National Geographics, cherished and consulted,
never discarded. Even the family's fishing camp on Blue River
at White Cloud had bookcases next to the fishing gear and
the popcorn skillet.