William Lewis Klaber, 77, Falmouth, Ky., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home.
He was born at home in Pendleton County, Ky., on Nov. 9, 1935, and was a son of the late Charles J. and Ruth Cushman Klaber. He was a 1954 graduate of Bracken County High School and attended the University of Kentucky. On May 12, 1956, he married Mary Ellen Rule Klaber, and his dear wife survives his passing.
In the 1960's, he was the Herdsman for Ashbourne Farms in LaGrange, Ky. and the Herdsman for Reed Crushed Stone Farms in Grand River, Ky. 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 community and youth activities and was a member of Falmouth United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Klaber Turner.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen Klaber; four children, William Lewis Jr. (Cindy) of Falmouth, James Rule (Carolyn) of Falmouth, Ellen Jane of Dry Ridge, and Jonathan Nicholas (Rebecca) of Florence; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles A. (Carol) of Falmouth; and a host of extended family and friends.
The funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 11 at Falmouth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Wilson officiating. Music was shared by Darryl Ammerman. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.
Serving as pallbearers were: Matthew Wallace, Todd Klaber, Kevin Klaber, Steve Wallace, Bob Gulick, and Richard Colvin.
The honorary pallbearers were: the Klaber cousins, Ralph Klaber, Ronnie Redden, Carl Holloch, Jim Klaber, and Mike Redden.
Memorials are suggested to the Falmouth United Methodist Church, 230 W. Shelby St., Falmouth, KY 41040 or the charity of one's choice.www.woodheadfuneralhome.com