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Lennie Merle Rodgers, Adair County, KY (1923-2013)

She was the beloved matriarch of a very large, highly regarded Adair County family. She was the daughter of the late Willis & Kansas Coomer Keltner and the widow of Joseph Simpson Rodgers. She leaves 21 direct living descendants spanning three generations. She a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Lennie Merle Rodgers, 90, formerly of Adair County, died Monday, August 19, 2013 at 5:10amCT, at Golden Living Center-Green Hill Manor in Greensburg, KY.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10amCT/11amET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Sellby Coomer and Rev. Herbert Janes officiating. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT/5pmET, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: Mitchell Keltner, Millard Keltner, Michael Scobee, Wade Rodgers, Byron Rodgers, and Billy Joe Keltner.

Honorary: Women of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Lennie Merle Rodgers, Adair County, KY (1923-2013)

She was born Wednesday, February 28, 1923, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Willis & Kansas Coomer Keltner. She died August 19, 2013, in Greensburg, Green County, KY, at the age of 90 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Simpson Rodgers and a son, Jimmy Phillip Rodgers. She was a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include the following:
  • One son: Danny Joe (Ruby) Rodgers of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Earl Keltner of Greensburg & Dawson Keltner of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Cledus Downey of Greensburg, KY

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Eighteen great grandchildren

  • Two great-great grandchildren

  • And several other relatives and friends
Send a condolence to the family of Lennie Merle Keltner Rodgers

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

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Lennie Merle Rodgers, Adair Co., KY (1923-2013)

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