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 âJugâ 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.
Kennyâs 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 Kennyâs memory to the Walk for Their Next Breath event by visiting www.firstgiving.com/team/268883