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Kenneth K. Kellenbarger

Kenneth K. Kellenbarger, 66, of Lancaster, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.  He was born September 20, 1947 in Lancaster and was the son of Dwight W. and Harriett (Clark) Kellenbarger.  
Kenny was retired from Cyril-Scott after 44 years of service.  He was an avid bowler and a member of the Ohio Bowling Council Hall of Fame and the Southeastern Ohio USBC Hall of Fame for Superior Performance.  He has bowled 300 games in four decades.  He coached the Logan High School girls bowling team and coached youth bowling at Tiki and Scenic Lanes.  He was also a registered volunteer through the USBC.  Kenny was always willing to help anyone with their bowling game.  He loved to golf and had a hole-in-one. Kenny fished, camped and hunted and shared his love of these with his daughters and grandchildren.  He loved music and played piano.  He especially loved when his family sang along with him.  He enjoyed gardening, taking care of his yard, traveling and playing poker.  Kenny loved a good joke and always had one to share.  He was known for his infectious laugh.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joy (Moore) Kellenbarger; daughters, Erica Kellenbarger of Sugar Grove, Rachel (Kurt) Karns of Rushville and Megan (Mark ) Wisniewski of Lancaster; grandchildren, Nickoles VanCamp, Aaron Streitenberger, Emmalee Reed, Mitchell Karns, Kelsey Karns, Mykaela Reed, Nathan Wisniewski, Blake Balser and Lindsey Karns; mother, Harriett Kellenbarger; sisters, Kathy Kellenbarger and Karen Snider; brother, Kevin (Sandy) Kellenbarger; mother-in-law, Jean Moore; sister-in-law, Gail (Jim) Ellinger; brother-in-law, Kevin (Jinny) Moore and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Kenny is also survived by his teammates at Tiki and Scenic Lanes and a very large bowling family who loved him and will miss him greatly.  He was preceded in death by his father; grandson Michael Wisniewski and father-in-law, Jerald “Jug” Moore
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Christian Tencza, Dr. Jarrod Bruce, the late Dr. Mehdi Qamar and the 3rd floor PCU nurses for their excellent care and compassion given to Kenny and his family.
Kenny’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of his life will be held August 31, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds during the Walk for Their Next Breath event.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kenny’s memory to the Walk for Their Next Breath event by visiting www.firstgiving.com/team/268883

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Joy an Girls, So sorry for your loss.  Joy any your Dad really brought up three beautiful girls.   I watched the girls in the nursery at Tiki Bowling Lanes.  He will be remembered.

Anna(Swackhammer) Winland Jul 6 2014 12:00 AM

     kenney was a real embassiter to the game of bowling in lancaster
   &fairfield county plus he was a hellva bowler he will be missed by all
   who knew him.

                    steve$becky ruckman


Karen and Kathy
I am so sorry to hear about your brother, I know he will be missed.
I will be thinking of you, I know there is no good time to say good-bye.

Kathy Householder Jul 4 2014 12:00 AM

We pray you find peace and happiness in the wonderful memories of Kenny!  He touched many lives! We will try to make it to Celebration to Honor his life.  Love and prayers to all!

Love Cindy and David Short

Cindy and David Short Jul 3 2014 12:00 AM

Joy,Rachael, and Family, Sorry for your loss. We remember bowling at Lincoln Lanes with Kenny. He was an awesome bowler and will be missed by all. Prayers coming your way. God Bless You All

Tom And Christy Nye Jul 3 2014 12:00 AM

Joy and Family,

So sorry to hear of Kenny passing... We are sending prayers for healing and you are all in our thoughts.. May God be with you and the family.....

Ron and Brenda Probasco Jul 3 2014 12:00 AM

We pray you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you all.  

Rachel, yes, miracles do come in many disguises.  Seeing them is hard, but oh, such rewards when they disclose themselves.

God be with you all.

Marlene and Tom Muncie Jul 3 2014 12:00 AM

Sending love and prayers to Joy and family and everyone that knew and loved Kenny. He always had a smile on his face or a kind word to say. We will always treasure the times we shared on bowling trips that we went on with both of you. We will be there on August 31, to share in the celebration of his life.

Mike & Darlene Travis Jul 3 2014 12:00 AM


I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your son and the rest of your family.


Sean Morrow Jul 3 2014 12:00 AM

Joy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. Although grief is something you never really get over, it is the cost for loving someone and I know that you loved Kenny. I know that he was loved by his family and all of his friends, which were many. I will never forget his smile and his compassion for other people. He was truly a man with a heart of gold! Our family will be praying for you that God will comfort you now and at times when you feel all alone.
Love and much prayers coming your way,

Patsy Davis Jul 3 2014 12:00 AM