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Steven B. Kelts, 60, Batesville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at his home.
Born Feb. 1, 1957, in Elmira, New York, he was the son of Gail (Andrews) and Charles Kelts. He married Constance Lilley May 1, 1982, at Horseheads, New York.
He was a senior control engineer for Bosch, Florence, Kentucky.
Steve enjoyed many interests. An active individual who liked being outside, he participated in triathlon events, marathons and minimarathons. He was a regular at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and several local hospice runs in addition to running at events in Germany and Mexico.
Vegetable and flower gardening, fishing and riding his Harley were other outdoor activities he enjoyed. Steve was also an avid reader, a Reds fan and, according to his family, an excellent cook. With two huge binders full of recipes, everything he made was delicious. They also indicated he wasn't necessarily a cat person, but very much loved his dogs and had an interesting hobby of visiting old churches, admiring and photographing their unique architecture. His greatest pleasure, though, was being with his family.
He is survived by his wife Connie; daughters Sarah (Joe) VanWhy, Edinburgh, Linsey Kelts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ali (Matthew) Kelts, Kokomo, and Anni (Brent) Kelts, Versailles; father Charles Kelts, Cincinnati; sister Sheryll Popp, Wilmore, Kentucky; and grandchildren Seth Hallgren, Harper Hallgren and Lillian Bradley.
He was preceded in death by his mother and sister Staci Kelts.
Steve's wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Weigel Funeral Home. The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund or Melanoma Know More, Cincinnati.
Published on April 6, 2017
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