Anita (Denson) Keltner

June 5, 1928 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 94)


Anita Denson Keltner, 94, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, September 9, 2022 at 4:15 A.M. at Summit Manor Nursing Home.

She was born June 5, 1928, to the late Luther Thomas and Elnora Beulah Ballenger Denson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Keltner, her son-in-law, Terry Allen Akin, four brothers, Edwin, Marvin, Wesley and Leslie Denson and four sisters, Pearl Vaughan Miller, Margie Pickett, Ethelean Keltner and Edith Dean Denson.

Anita worked as a hairdresser after receiving her diploma from Kentucky Beauty College in 1946.  She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, enjoyed keeping her granddaughters and baking chocolate pies.

Survivors include:

Her daughter – Luanna Keltner Akin of Columbia

Two granddaughters – Stephanie Sears and her husband Adrian of Somerset, Laura Akin and her fiancé Joe Anthony of Bowling Green

One great-grandson – Jacob Allen Sears

Funeral service – Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. David Kemp and Bro. Don Neat officiating

Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery

Visitation after 5:00 P.M. Monday

In lieu of flowers, donations to WHAS Crusade for Children, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Building Fund or Gideon Bibles would be appreciated and can be made at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers:  Jim Perkins, Lyndell Picket, John Pike, Mike Rich, Phillip Watson, Danny Wilkinson

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


September 12, 2022

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
September 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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