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Official Obituary of

Marion Eugene "Gene" Keplinger

March 8, 1940 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Marion Eugene "Gene" Keplinger Obituary

Rev. Marion Eugene "Gene" Keplinger, age 83, of rural Scio, Ohio, went peacefully to be Home with The Lord Monday morning, October 2, 2023 in his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born March 8, 1940 in Canton, Ohio and was the son of the late James Elmer and Helen Lucille (Amos) Keplinger.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Beverly Reed and Barbara Keplinger a  brother, Daryl Keplinger, and his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Eugene and Linda Keplinger.

Marion proudly served his country from 1959-1962 as a member of the United States Air Force.  He received his Doctorate of Theology from the Salt Lake Baptist College. He faithfully served as pastor to numerous congregations throughout California and Ohio. He, along with his wife Nancy were currently worshipping as members of the New Vine Baptist Church in Malvern.   . 

He is survived by his wife Nancy Eleanor (Burnsworth) Keplinger, whom he married December 1, 1962, two sons,  Rev. Timothy (Joanne) Keplinger of Troy, Montana and David (Brenda) Keplinger of New Philadelphia, OH a daughter, Angela Keplinger of Scio, OH and 12 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M., Tuesday,  October 10, 2023 in the Sherrodsville Wesleyan Church with his son  Rev. Tim Keplinger officiating.  Interment will follow in the Leavittsville Cemetery where Rev. Steven Gilreath will officiate the committal service. Calling hours will be held Monday, October 9, 2023, from 6:00 P.M. until  8:00 P.M. at the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville.  To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.

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Calling Hours
October 9, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home
7345 Roswell Road S.W.
Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675

Funeral Service
October 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Sherrodsville Wesleyan Church
73 North Church Street
Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675


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