NLJ Staff


Sept. 30, 1929–April 24, 2022

Funeral services for Verna Irene Stanton Keltner were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel in Claremore, Okla. Burial followed at Dawes Cemetery in Chelsea. Visitation was at the funeral home from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28; family greeted friends from 6-8 p.m. Verna’s graduation and change of address was April 24, 2022. 

Verna was born Sept. 30, 1929, to Arthur and Edith (Marvin) Stanton in Hunter, Okla. 

She met a handsome young man named Kenneth Keltner, and was joined in marriage on Dec. 16, 1950. In 1963 the family moved to Wyoming. When they moved to Wyoming, it was supposed to be for a few years, but it turned into 24 years.

She was 92 years old when she said her goodbyes to us and went to join Kenneth. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her sisters, Elva, Virginia, Ardith, and Joan; her brother, Arlo; and her mother and father, Edith and Arthur.

She is survived by her daughter, Dian Keltner-Mills of Claremore; grandson, James Orsborn and Jazmine Anderson and family of Broken Arrow, Okla.; granddaughter, Tawnya Wallace and Tommy of Claremore; eight great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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