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William Klaber, 77 Print E-mail

William Lewis Klaber, 77, of Falmouth, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at his home.

He was born at home in Pendleton County, on November 9, 1935, to the late Charles J. and Ruth Cushman Klaber. A 1954 graduate of Bracken County High School he attended the University of Kentucky.  He married Mary Ellen Rule Klaber, on May 12, 1956, his dear wife survives his passing. In the 1960’s,  he was the Herdsman for Ashbourne Farms in LaGrange, and the Herdsman for Reed Crushed Stone Farms in Grand River.  Most recently, he owned and operated Wilmar Farm with registered shorthorn cattle in Pendleton County. As everyone knows, “Bill” was truly happiest being on the farm. When Bill returned to Pendleton County, he was very active in the community and youth activities and was a member of the Falmouth United Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was sister, Ruth Klaber Turner.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 56 years, are children,   William Lewis Jr. (Cindy), Falmouth,  James Rule (Carolyn),  Falmouth, Ellen Jane, Dry Ridge, Jonathan Nicholas (Rebecca),  Florence; brother, Charles A. (Carol), Falmouth; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

The funeral services were held Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Falmouth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Brian Wilson officiating. Music was shared by Darryl Ammerman. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth served the family.

Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Wallace, Todd Klaber, Kevin Klaber,  Steve Wallace, Bob Gulick and Richard Colvin and  honorary pallbearers were the Klaber cousins: Ralph Klaber, Ronnie Redden, Carl Holloch, Jim Klaber and Mike Redden.

Interment took place in the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth United Methodist Church, 230 W. Shelby Street,  Falmouth, KY 41040 or the charity of one’s choice.

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