“I was born September 8, 1929 at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Lived at 18th Troop, 13th Garfield, 26th Freeman, 18th Short, 1507 N 27th St. Kansas, 4518 Wabash, KCMO, Ladd Air Force Base, Fairbanks Alaska 4th Infantry Division, 4518 Wabash, KCMO and 8602 E 109th Terrace KCMO 64134. The schools I attended were Abbot, Chelsea, KC Kumpf, Paseo High, and J.C. Westport.
My brother, Karmeen, and I went to Sunday school. If we didn’t go to Sunday school, we wouldn’t go outside till after 12pm. We didn’t want to be seen if we hadn’t gone to Sunday school. We always believed in Jesus and that he had died on the cross. We always knew right from wrong and believed in the 10 commandments. I have always prayed a lot.
At the Blue Ridge Baptist Church, Kent became head of the Children’s Bus Ministry. Kent worked hard and had 8 buses full of kids coming to the church. Kent preached at this church sometimes and he and Leslie were married at this church. We went to this church sometimes. Kent then became pastor of a church in Harder, Kansas; Park City, Kansas; Moundridge, Kansas; Gladstone, MO; and Springfield, MO. We went to all of these churches when we visited their homes. We visited your church before you started Clear Point Church.
When Kent became involved so much in his church work, I became for interested in the Bible and reading it. I found out that there is a lot that I didn’t know. Kent had for years directed us toward taking Jesus as our savior and being saved.
When I was a kid, I had blood poison in my feet, yellow jaundice, rheumatic fever, and a ruptured appendix at age 20. It seems that my purpose has been to support other people’s children.”
Kaywood then listed the many books of the Bible he had read. Kaywood went to be with the Lord January 31, 2019. He was born to Maurice and Clio Keltner and had four siblings: Karmeen, Margie, Gary, and Larry. He worked many places including: KC Star, at age 12; Parkview Drugs from 1944-1945; Western Auto from 1947-1951, enlisted in the Army from March 22, 1951-March 3, 1953; Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. from March 30, 1953- December 6, 1985. He retired from Southwestern Bell after 32 years, 8 months, and 6 days!
Survivors include Kent and Leslie and their family- Noah and Lilly Clark; Gary and Judy and their family- Jeramy LaFollette, Rachel and Scott, Brooke and Brayden Stone; Larry and Eddie and their family- Melissa and Denny, Tre and Kenzie Pritchett, Shawn Keltner, Collin, Ashton and Christian Keltner and Joe and Alyssa Treece.
Visitation for Kaywood will be Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home from 10-11am. Funeral Services will begin at 11am. Burial with military honors will follow at Lee’s Summit Cemetery. Family requests casual dress for the funeral services.