Allen Simpson Keltner


Allen Simpson Keltner, 96, of the Clay Ridge Community of Adair County passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Summit Manor Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was born in Adair County on November 13, 1927, to the late Allen Ephraim and Ella Frances Edwards Keltner.

Mr. Keltner was a retired farmer and had worked for over 56 years at the Greensburg Tobacco Markets. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Alma Hubbard Keltner, on April 19, 2024. He was also preceded in death by a son David Randall Keltner, four brothers Owen, Otis, Coakley, and Coy Keltner, a sister Frances Paxton, and a great grandson Case Wayde Keltner.

Survivors include a daughter Peggy Ann Curry (Gary) of Columbia, KY; a son Billy Wayde Keltner (Sondra) of Columbia, KY; a daughter-in-law Tanda Keltner of Lebanon, TN; four grandchildren Jason Curry, Michael Wayde Keltner (Amanda), and Sarah Veatch all of Columbia, KY and Brandy Spicer of Georgia; three great grandchildren Kimber Keltner, David Veatch, and Lennie Veatch and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Keltner-Morrison Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday after 9:00am at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Bro. Jimmy Dale Cox and Chaplain Yves Baptiste will be officiating, and pallbearers will be Jason Curry, Michael Keltner, Scotty Cowan, Keith Breeding, Calvin Pittman, and James Garrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Smith, Ralph Curry, Steve Curry, Jerry Yarberry, and Dale Hayes. 

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