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Obituary: Esther Brock, 82, Adair Co., KY

She was the matriarch of a large, respected West Adair County family. Her marriage to Clarence Brock, who survives, spanned 67 years. One of her sons, James Brock, is a former Adair County Judge Executive. She attended Columbia First Church of the Nazarene

Esther Brock, 82, of the Milltown Community, Columbia, KY, died Friday, December 25, 2009, at 11:50amCT, at Norton-Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY

The funeral service will be Monday, December 28, 2009, at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Scott Ezell and Bro. Wayne Keith officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Sunday, December 27, 2009, at the funeral home.

Esther Brock, 82, Adair Co., KY (1927-2009)

She was born April 21, 1927, the daughter of the late Davis and Gladys Scott Keltner and died December 25, 2009, at the age of 82 years, 8 months, and 4 days.

She attended Columbia First Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clarence Brock, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Three sons: James and his wife Kay Brock, Hermitage, TN; Ralph and wife Dean Brock of Campbellsville, KY; and Tom and his wife Jean of Columbia, KY

  • Four daughters: Sheila and husband Jerry Kinslow, Glasgow, KY; and Shirley and husband Mark Stillts, Dorris and husband Barney Janes, and Darlene Bardin, all of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers and two sisters: Weldon Keltner, Columbia, KY; Jody Keltner, Campbellsville, KY; Irene Peters, Campbellsville, KY; and Josephine Rigney, Louisville, KY

  • Seventeen grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of 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.

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