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Kester "Keck" King Stephens

April 7, 1938 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Kester "Keck" Stephens Obituary

Kester “Keck” King Stephens of West Liberty, KY, passed away Friday, March 15, 2024, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, KY, at the age of 85 years, 11 months, & 24 days.  He was born Thursday, April 7, 1938 at Winfield, TN, son of Mitchell & Rose Ellen King Stephens.

Keck was a retired Maintenance Welder for General Motors.  He was a “master tinkerer”, building several objects from just about anything.  He enjoyed working with wood and metal, and loved golfing, bird watching and feeding deer.  He was a Mason and member of Highland Masonic Lodge #311.  Keck will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, and brother.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell & Rose Ellen King Stephens and one brother, Ken Stephens and his wife “Toots”.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Day Blanton; two children, Thomas Kester Stephens (Linda) of West Liberty, KY and Cynthia Ellen Stephens Lee (Joel) of Hamilton, OH; 4 grandchildren, Jeremy Stephens, Heather Stephens, Chris Fedler (Matt) and Samantha Schmadel (Mike); 7 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; two step children, Myra Addington (Bruce) of Gulfport, FL and Rocky Blanton (Janey) of Pebble Beach, CA; 2 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren; and 5 siblings, Jessie Stephens (Brenda), Carol Webb, Billy Stephens (Kaye), Bobby Joe Stephens (Debbie) and Crawford Stephens (Reada).

Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Potter Funeral Home.  Visitation from 1 -2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the funeral home.

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March 23, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home,Inc.
329 Glenn Avenue
West Liberty, KY 41472

Memorial Service
March 23, 2024

2:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home,Inc.
329 Glenn Avenue
West Liberty, KY 41472


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