Della Valentina (Keller) Sargent, age 78

Della Sargent

Della Valentina (Keller) Sargent, age 78, passed away peacefully, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla., surrounded by her family. 
Della was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Kulm, N.D., to Ruth (Jerke) and Oscar Keller. 
The family later moved to Philip, where she graduated from high school. 
She continued her education at Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa, where she met the love of her life, Jerry Sargent. After graduation, they were married in Philip May 27, 1961. 
Della and Jerry raised four children in the Kansas City area. She was a stay-at-home mom and later took jobs with AT&T, Robert’s Pool Service, and Liberty Tax Service until she retired in the spring 2016. Della’s biggest joy in life was the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They often called her for an open ear and advice. Della had a big heart, was giving and always smiling. Faith and family were most important to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Oscar Keller. 
Survivors include her husband Jerry Sargent, Tulsa, Okla., her children, Jeff Sargent and his spouse, Steve, Middleway, W.V.; Sheila Devereux, Tulsa, Okla.; Sherri Fosberg and her partner, Holly, Safety Harbor, Fla.; and Fred Sargent and his spouse, Lori, Charles Town, W.Va.; two sisters, Jean Weller, Kadoka, and June Hout and her husband, Arvin, Wall; along with 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Vineyard Church, 12300 NW Arrowhead Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Della Sargent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation 
Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt’s Tulsa Funeral Service. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family online at 

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