Almaria H. "Myra" Keltner , 88, of 307 S. Washington Ave., Crestline, died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, after a brief illness.
Myra was born in Tinsley, KY on April 7, 1922 to the late Mose and Tabitha (Collins) Hensley. She married Eugene D. Hefner in Sept. 1944, divorcing in 1967. She married Paul E. Keltner on February 23, 1977 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2001.
Myra moved to Crestline in 1955. Along with her husband Paul, she operated The Huddle Restaurant, a Crestline landmark for many years. She loved to crochet, sew, quilt and collect dolls and figurines.
She is survived by her five sons and two daughters: Philip (Janice) Browning, Crestline, Eugene D. Hefner, Allenton, MI, James A. (Phyllis) Hefner, Crestline, Roberta S. Smith, Pennington Gap, VA, Deborah (David) Katterhenrich, Mt. Sterling, Nicholas J. (Linda) Hefner, Crestline, Marcus W. Hefner, Crestline, sixteen grandchildren: Lisa Browning, Kelly (Chuck) Boso, Kassy (Mike) Boso, Troy (Annie) Enders, Shawn Hefner, James A. (Jackie) Hefner, Ronald D. (Elaine) Hefner, Sr., Christopher (Heidi) Hefner, Roger P. Smith, Jr., Dennis (Stephanie) Katterhenrich, Mathew W. Katterhenrich, Luke (Jamie) Katterhenrich, Joseph D. (Lovella) Hefner, Shannon (Aimee) Hefner, Marcus (Tiffany) Hefner, Brian (Kayla) Hefner,, thirty great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, her sister Effie Allen, Smith, KY, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her infant grandson Philip Dee Browning, her sister Mamie Sears and her two brothers Lewis Hensley and Frank Hensley.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline, with Pastor Eric Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com