Kenneth Keltner

Kenneth James Keltner Sr.

Saturday, January 29th, 1949 - Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Kenneth James Keltner, Sr., 71, of Gardner, KS passed away Oct. 25, 2020 surrounded by his family. Mass Of Christian Burial Friday, Oct 30 10:00 am at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, KS. Inurnment at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or DaVita-Gardner, KS. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at

Kenneth was born Jan. 29, 1949 in Van Wert, OH to Jesse Louis and Esther (Mohr) Keltner. He graduated from high school in 1967 in Van Wert, OH. Kenneth married Marilyn Poeppelman on Sept. 12, 1970 in Celina, OH. They lived in Gardner, KS for 21 years and in Edgerton, KS before that. He was a fireman EMT for six years in Lexington, OH. Kenneth worked as a telephone technical technician for 47 years at United Telecom. He also worked for Gardner Parks and Rec. for six years; retiring in 2019. Kenneth was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Lloyd Keltner, Bruce Keltner, Sarah Keltner, Gladys Wolfrale, Louise Coughner and Leola Beagle. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the home; sons: Kenneth “Ken” Keltner, Jr., Kevin Keltner, both of Gardner, KS and Jeffery and wife Pam Keltner, Fayetteville, NC; four grandchildren: Alexandria, Jeffery Jr., Noah, and Christian.
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    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 10:00am
    Divine Mercy Catholic Church
    555 W Main
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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Laurie Todd

Posted at 07:07am
Kenny will be missed, he was always willing to help- always smiling with that crooked grin. A lovely and loving soul. My tears and heart are with his family. Rest now Kenny, we'll see you in a bit.

Niesha Witherspoon

Posted at 07:24pm
Mrs. Keltner and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with. We, your Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School Family, send our deepest condolences and want you to know, we are here for you.

With Sympathy,
Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School

Pam Keltner Posted at 07:49pm

Thank you all so much. I appreciate your support.

Vicki Hipp

Posted at 07:20pm
I worked with Ken in Ohio and New and New Century. He was definitely one of the top technicians on staff! I was thankful to have him on the midnight shift in Ohio as he knew every switch we had and was a hard worker. May God comfort his family and Welcome Home, Ken.

The Roberts Family

Posted at 01:42pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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joan taylor

Posted at 01:22pm
He came in to our office almost every week to buy a newspaper. He always had a funny story or a joke to tell us. He was someone we looked forward to seeing. He will be missed. I know he had a long hard health struggle. He was up beat, friendly and a pleasure to visit with. I am so sorry. Joan Dorsey Taylor.

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