Ada Marie Kallner

June 13, 2011

Ada Marie Beechler Kallner, age 89, of Frankfort, Indiana passed away June 13, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Connie, where she had lived since September 2009. She was born February 14, 1922 in Home Place (now Allisonville Indiana) daughter of Lester Edward and Gladys (Mercer) Beechler. She attended schools in Broad Ripple and Frankfort. She married Gordon Keith Kallner on January 8, 1941 in Indianapolis and he preceded her in death on September 24, 2009. They had 68 wonderful years together and now will be together for eternity. She was a member of the Bedford Leatherwood Christian Church and a former Frankfort Mother's Club member. She was an excellent cook and an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed camping with her family and tending to her flower gardens. She was devoted to her husband and was his main caregiver during his long illness. She was also a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She worked at Campus Castle, Woolworth's and Mallory's in Frankfort in her younger days and several restaurants in Bedford, and retired in 2002 at the age of 80 after a 40 year career as a master head cook at several sororities at DePauw University in Greencastle. She and her husband lived in Greencastle from 1960 until 2005 when they returned to Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Amis of the Harmony Baptist Church in Greencastle officiating. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the services. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made in her name to The Gathering Together Hospice, 147 N. Center Street, Plainfield, IN 46168 or to Advocate Hospice, 2605 E. Main Street, Danville, IN 46122.

Survived by:

She is survived by two sons Richard "Bud" Kallner of Frankfort, Ken (Vicki) Kallner of Greencastle, two daughters, Connie (Ron) Fausset, Chris (Butch) Barnett and one daughter-in-law, Christa Kallner all of Frankfort; 9 grandchildren, Greg (Tracy) Kallner, Bainbridge, David (Gwen) Kallner, Reelsville, Ashley Downing, Greencastle; Yolanda Kallner, Rick Evans, Bruce (Crystal) Evans, Lesley (Jon) Webb all of Frankfort; Lindsay (Brad) Striegel of Fishers and Bobbie Kallner, Maine; 18 great-grandchildren with one on the way and 3 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Donald E. Beechler of Indianapolis, 2 sisters, Delores (Jesse) Mattingly of Elizabethtown, KY and Eleanor Jenkins of Edgewater, FL and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Larry Allen Kallner in December 1941 and Gary Keith Kallner in May 2008, two brothers, Richard and Raymond Beechler and two sisters, Mary Welch Phelps and Jane Handlon.


One Condolence for “Ada Marie Kallner”

  1. Della Downing June 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Please accept my sympathy and prayers in the loss of Mrs. Kallner.
    Della Downing

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