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Clarence Keltner, 91, Adair Co., KY (1925-2016)

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a farmer in Iowa and southern Illinois before retiring and moving to Kentucky, where he has garnered the widespread respect of all. He was a native of Wappelo, Iowa and a longtime resident of Columbia, KY. He was the son of the late Job & Grace Hardman Keltner, and the widower of Wynema Yarberry Keltner.
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Clarence Keltner, 91, of Columbia, KY, died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:25amCT, at Signature Health Care at Summit Manor in Columbia, KY.

Funeral service, Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Kentucky, with Bro. William Davenport officiating. Burial will follow the service in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 4:30pmCT, Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Clarence Keltner, 91, Adair Co., KY (1925-2016)

He was born August 20, 1925, in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. He was the son of the late Job & Grace Hardman Keltner. He died Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 91 years, two months, and 25 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wynema Yarberry Keltner on September 20, 2003, and two brothers, Harlan & Don Keltner.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a farmer in Iowa and southern Illinois before retiring and moving to Kentucky.

Survivors include:
  • Two brothers: Carl Keltner of Florida, and Job Keltner, Jr. & his wife Tish of Iowa

  • Three sisters: Dorothy Webb, Maxine Cornick & Joelle Poggomiller all of Iowa

  • Three step-daughters: Sharon Pickett McKinney of Scottsville, KY; Teresa Henson of Louisville, KY; and Pat Pickett Wheeler of Mt. Washington, KY

  • Special cousin & caregiver: Cozetta Legg & her husband Todd of Columbia, KY

  • Several other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be in the form of a donation to Trinity United Methodist Church or to Tarter's Chapel Cemetery. These may be left at the funeral home.

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