Alberta Keltner

Obituary of Alberta Keltner

Alberta E. Keltner, age 77, of Waverly, Il. died early Tuesday morning (September 26, 2017) at her daughter’s residence in Auburn, Il.

She was born May 11, 1940 in Waverly, Il. daughter of the late Albert and Louise Reed Miner.

She married Russell Allen Keltner on June 14, 1958 in Waverly, Il. and he preceded her in death on August 11, 2003.

Surviving are her children Bradley Keltner (Lori) of Franklin, Il., Becky Stevens (Jeff) of Girard, Il. and Beth Ann Cochran (Ron) of Auburn, Il.; her mother, Louise Arundel of Jacksonville, Il.; seven grandchildren, Amanda DeFord (Adam), Hali Keltner, and Kollin Keltner all of Jacksonville, Il., Zackary Stevens of Lincoln, Il., Derek Cochran (Mary) of Springfield, Il., Kaci Keltner of Woodson, Il., and Rachel Cochran of Auburn, Il.; three great-grandchildren, Ireland, Casey, and Colin DeFord; a sister, Beverly Blaeuer (Bryce) of Waverly, Il.; a brother, Vernon Miner (Alcinda) of Waverly, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; and one sister, Carolyn Ruyle.

Alberta was a 1958 graduate of Waverly High School.  She was a past employee of Dicky-John in Auburn, Il. retiring in 2002.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield, Il.  She was an avid sprint car fan and traveled to many tracks with her husband.   She loved to read and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday (September 29,2017) at Waverly East Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to  Waverly Rescue Squad or to Memorial Home Hospice both c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il. is in charge of arrangements.