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Carolyn Keplinger


Carolyn Jeanne Keplinger, 88, Hartford City, Ind., died Friday, June 8, 2012 at her residence.

    She was born March 19, 1924, in Mongo, to Alpharus Morgan and Zola May (Pollock) Keefer.

    She was a licensed beautician and she and her husband were the former owners and operators of Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, the Blackford County Club, and the Friday Afternoon Bowling League.

    She was married December 21, 1945, at the Presbyterian church in LaGrange, to Carl Dean Keplinger. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1995.

    Surviving are one son, Craig A. (Karin) Keplinger, Coralville, Iowa; one daughter, Brenda K. (Angel) Mercado, Farmland, Ind.; five grandchildren, Michelle Myers-Beaver, Scott A. (Toni) Keplinger, Jeffrey A. (Jessica) Keplinger, Melanie Keplinger, and Miranda Keplinger; six great-grandchildren, Jacob D. Keplinger, Zachary Keplinger, Jace Keplinger, Jenna Keplinger, Bethany Beaver and Blake Beaver; two sisters, Noma Ignatz, White Pigeon, Mich., and June Tingley, Sturgis, Mich.; one brother, Charles R. Keefer, Sturgis, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

    She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marquerite Wagner and Marion Martin, and two brothers, Franklin D. Keefer and Daryl E. Keefer.

    Visitation is 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, and 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 15, at Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City, Ind.

    Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, at Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City, Ind., with Reverend Lloyd Hall of Grace United Methodist Church officiating.

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to Blackford County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 70, Hartford City, IN 47348.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.keplingerfuneral

    Keplinger Funeral Home in Hartford City, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.