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Marian Brackett Keneipp, Adair Co., KY (1924-2011)

Her kind smile, beautiful voice and friendly manner made her a beloved part of the community she and her husband, Rev. Paul Keneipp, inseparably joined after coming to our town as Rev. Kenieipp assumed the ministry of their final church home, Columbia United Methodist. Marian Keneipp shared in her husband's work in so many capacities - serving as choir director, organist, pianist, children's director, Sunday School director and in other significant ways. The Keneipps adopted Adair County as their home, even choosing it as the site of their final resting place on earth. Few have left such lasting impressions on the community as these two good people.
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Marian Brackett Keneipp, 86, formerly of Columbia, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at 3:50pmCT, at the Jennie Stuart Regional Medical Center in Hopkinsville, KY.

The funeral service will be Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11amCT, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville ST (MAP) with Dr. J. Earl Coker and Rev. Neil Janes officiating. Burial in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.Visitation will be after 5pmCT Thursday, February 24, 2011, and from 6-9:30amCT, Friday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columiba, KY, and after 10am CT, Friday at the church

Marian Brackett Keneipp, Adair Co., KY (1924-2011)

She was born Thursday, December 25, 1924 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, to the late Woodruff Wright and Anne Maree Sellers Brackett. She died Monday, February 21, 2011, in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY, at the age of 86 years, 1 months, and 27 days.She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Paul Keneipp on September 10, 1998. She shared her husband's ministry in various capacities, serving as choir director, organist, pianist, children's director, Sunday School director and in many other ways.

She was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church at the time of her death.

Survivors include the following:
  • Three children: Kathy Keneipp Carver and husband Bruce of Hopkinsville, KY; Michael Lee Keneipp and wife Carolyn of Seattle, WA; Jan Keneipp Woody and husband Jimmy of Columbia, KY

  • Eight grandchildren: Susanna Carver Moore and husband Mitchell, Vicki Carver Hughes and husband Daniel, Wendy Carver Halvorson, Jason Carver, Jonathan Keneipp, Madeline Quigley and husband Douglas, Jordan Woody Staten and husband Michael, Jameson Woody

  • Seven great-grandchildren

  • and a host of other relatives and friends also survive
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters; Harold Brackett, Jo Rene Tieken and Sara Roop.

Memorials are suggested to Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia United Methodist Church or St. John's United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville. These may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements

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Marian Brackett Keneipp, Adair Co., KY (1924-2011)

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