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Obituary: Robert Keltner, 83, World War II veteran

A highly respected Adair Countian, Mr. Keltner was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, a farmer, and had served for many years as a Deputy Property Valuation Administrator.

Robert Keltner, 83, 76 Glen Mary Drive, Columbia, KY, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2007, at 1:20pmCT, at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY, after several months illness.

The funeral service will be Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 2:00pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia, KY, with Rev. Marvin Janes, Rev. Stephen Willis, and Rev. Travis Keltner the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Haven Hill Cemetery with military rites at the gravesite by VFW Post 6097.

He was born July 10, 1924, the son of the late Ervin and Cora Whitlock Keltner of Adair County, KY.

Mr. Keltner is survived by his wife, Anita Denson Keltner, Columbia, KY, and he following:
  • One daughter: Luanna Akin and her husband Terry, Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Oreta Morris and Helen Montomery, both of Columbia, KY

  • Two granddaughters: Stephanie and Laura Akin, Columbia, KY

  • And several nieces, nephews and cousins
He was preceded in death by these brothers and sisters: Clarice Emig, Nancy Cundiff, Samuel Keltner, Fred Keltner, Christine Bass, Claudine Pike, James Keltner and by infant twin brothers, one half brother, Leslie Keltner,m and one half sister, Daisy Allison.Mr. Keltner was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, a US Army Veteran of World War II, and a farmer. He was employed in the Adair County Property Valuation Office for several years.

The family requests visiting after 2:30pmCT on Friday, October 19, 2007, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Columbia, KY.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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