Ira J. Keeler, postmaster of Belleview, died suddenly Sunday morning of rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Keeler was one of the pioneer settlers of that model village, and was a man who, by his manly bearing and honorable treatment of all with whom he came into contact, won an estimable standing in the community. The deceased was a widower. He leaves several children and sisters and a host of friends to mourn his death. His remains were interred in the town cemetery, Monday.
Source: Ocala Evening Star...2-7-1900
Transcribed by Linda Flowers