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Obituary: Mrs. Mary Lou Keltner, 87

Mrs. Keltner was a member of a respected N. Adair and Green County family. Funeral services will be in Greensburg, KY, with burial at Tarter's Chapel Cemetery in Adair County, KY.

The funeral service for Mrs. Mary Lou Keltner will be conducted at 1:00pmCT, Monday, January 19, 2009, at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Tarter's Chapel Cemetery in Adair County, KY. Bro. Les Bullock will officiate. Pallbearers are Chris Shoopman, B.J. White, Brandon Shoopman, Kevin White, Jim Shoopman, and Ron Jones.

Mary Lou Keltner

Mrs. Mary Lou Keltner of Greensburg, KY, daughter of the late Willie D. Shirley and Ada Pearl Keltner Shirley, was born July 18, 1921 in Adair County, KY and departed this life on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY. She was 87 years, five months and 30 days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a waitress for the former A. Ennis Restaurant in Greensburg, KY.

She united in marriage to William Bascom Keltner on September 23, 1972. Mr. Keltner preceded her in death on May 31, 1976.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters and sons in law: Martha and Pete White, Campbellsville, KY; and Mary Alice and Jim Shoopman of Greensburg, KY

  • Two sons and daughters in law: Tony and Helen Pruitt of Germany, and Donnie and Reta Pruitt, Greensburg, KY

  • Six step-children: James Keltner, Greensburg, KY; Larry Keltner, Columbia, KY; Juanita Simpson, Shorty Keltner, Connie Blakeman, and Phyllis Bishop, all of Greensburg, KY

  • Two sisters: Bonnie Janes, Milltown, KY, and Ellen Wiggs, Louisville, KY

  • One brother: John Shirley, Columbia, KY

  • Six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, 20 step grandchildren, 21 step great grandchildren, three step great great granchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Online condolences may be sent at Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home
Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, Greensburg, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.
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