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Juanita Keltner Simpson, Green Co., KY (1938-2016)

She was a member of the Fry Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the matriarch of a highly regarded family. She was the daughter of the late Bascom Keltner and Mary Ella Kessler Keltner. Her husband of 64 years, William Dennis Simpson, survives. She leaves 13 direct living descendants.

Mrs. Juanita Lee Keltner Simpson, 77 of Greensburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital, Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Keltner Simpson will be conducted at 1pmCT, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Green County Memory Gardens. Bro. Larry Wisdom and Bro. Carlos Compton will be officiating. Visitation is requested from 3pm until 8pmCT, Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Wednesday until time of the funeral service.

Pallbearers: Ricky Simpson, Bryon Simpson, Andy Judd, J. Simpson, Kyle Judd, and Dr. Shane DeSimone.

Honorary pallbearers: Tiffany DeSimone, Courtney Simpson, Colton Simpson, Chloe Simpson, Jaysen Judd, and Bradley Judd.

Juanita Keltner Simpson, Green Co., KY (1938-2016)

Mrs. Juanita Lee Keltner Simpson of Greensburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late Bascom Keltner and Mary Ella Kessler Keltner, was born on December 13, 1938 in Green County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Greensburg, Green County, KY. She was 77 years, one month, and four days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ, was a member of the Fry Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, William Dennis Simpson of Greensburg, having united in marriage on June 4, 1955.

Other survivors include:
  • Two sons and daughters-in-law: Ricky and Debbie Simpson and Bryon, and Lisa Simpson all of Greensburg, KY

  • A daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer and Andy Judd of Greensburg, KY

  • Seven grandchildren: Tiffany and Shane DeSimone of Greensburg, KY; J. and Courtney Simpson of Louisville, KY; Kyle Judd, Jaysen Judd, Colton Simpson, Bradley Judd, and Chloe Simpson all of Green County, KY

  • Three great-grandchildren: Brooks DeSimone, Carolyne DeSimone, and Katherine Simpson

  • Two sisters and brothers-in-law: Phyllis Ann and James Cowherd and Connie and Richard "Dickie" Blakeman all of Green County, KY

  • Two brothers and sisters-in-law: Phillip "Shortie" and Ruthie Keltner, and James and Gilda Keltner all of Green County, KY

  • Two sisters-in-law: Sheila and the late Larry Keltnerl and Sheila and the late Jerry Keltner both of Columbia, KY

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by a sister: Ortella Judd; 3 brothers and a sister-in-law: Jerry Keltner, Larry Keltner and Rex and Elois Keltner; and a brother-in-law: Donnie Bishop.

Memorials are suggested to the Fry Baptist Church Building Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

Send condolences to the family ofJuanita Keltner Simpson

The Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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