Deborah Lynn Kelner
Deborah Lynn (Goff) Kelner, 68, went home with the Lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 surrounded by her family.
She was born May 19, 1951 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Cecil and Diane (Kondas) Goff, and had been a lifelong area resident spending 26 years in Jefferson and the past 18 in Andover.
A 1969 graduate of Jefferson High School, she married Edward Kelner on September 2, 1979. Deborah belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles in both Jefferson and Andover.
A passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan, she was also active in bowling leagues at Jefferson Lanes for many years. She enjoyed walking, camping, fishing and truly loved reading and working in her flower gardens. After her husband's retirement, they loved to travel to North Carolina for the winters. Devoted to her children and grandchildren, she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her mother, Diane Goff -Gogul of Andover.; two daughters, April Dyer of New Franklin and Stacy (Paul) Hamilton of Ashtabula; son, First Sergeant Aaron (Jamie) Kelner stationed in Fort Carson, CO; eight grandchildren, Alex, Adrian, Ty, Wyatt, Lyla, Hailey, AJ, Sophie; a great-grandchild, Elizabeth; and sisters, Sandi Thomas of Westerville and Michelle Cole of Perry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. "Butch" Kelner on September 1, 2016; and her father, Cecil Goff.
Calling hours will be held at 10AM -11:30 AM and Celebration of Life at 11:30AM on November 30, 2019 (next Saturday) at Bethel Bible Church, 877 E. Beech St., Jefferson with Pastor Joe Laing officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
Arrangements by CHILDS-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 1071 SR 7, Pierpont, OH.
Published on November 15, 2019


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Pam Watts
Nov 25, 2019
Small Garden Dish was purchased for the family of Deborah Lynn Kelner by Pam Watts.  Send flowers
Darrell E. Hamilton
Nov 18, 2019
I remember her from Junior High School and High School at Ashtabula. She was a sweet girl. So sorry for your loss.
Kim (Goff) Grant
Nov 18, 2019
Growing up Debbie seemed to always be a part of my life. I remember just hanging out at her house or babysitting. She was the first person to show me how to drive a riding lawn mower. She will be remembered and loved by many.
Pam Simon Griffiths
Nov 17, 2019
Sending prayers for all family. She was a beautiful person..remember her from school, always a smile and very nice.
Nov 17, 2019
Sending my condolences and prayers for the family. I remember her coaching me in softball laughing and calling me wheels. I pray she Rest In Peace.
Dan and Linda Adams
Nov 16, 2019
So sorry about your mother,
Sending prayers for you family.
She is in God's hands now.
Penny Altman
Nov 16, 2019
I'm so very sorry. My heart goes out to your families. Love & hugs to all
Judy Cox Doyle
Nov 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of good memories of Debby and Sandi when they lived on Jefferson Ave in Ashtabula. Time certainly flies by.
Renee Blair
Nov 16, 2019
I'm so sorry for the families loss, she was such a great person. My deepest condolences.
leanora perfetto
Nov 16, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss
Ruth Supplee
Nov 16, 2019
My prayers are with you Aunt Diane and Sandi and Michelle. I'm so sorry.