Cinette Thomeuf Johnson Kelsch


Cinette Thomeuf Johnson Kelsch, 85, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at Keepsake Village Assisted Living in Columbus.

Born Oct. 7, 1930, in Manchester, Kentucky, she was the daughter of John Shelton and Sarah Martha Price Burchell, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Warren Cecil Johnson, who passed away in 1964. She then married Roland L. Kelsch on Jan. 21, 1967, in Seymour.

Cinette was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Seymour and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a housewife, who loved any time spent with family. She enjoyed playing bingo and card games, especially euchre.

Survivors include her husband, Roland; daughters, Terry (Kenny) Riley and Tammi Jean (Kevin) Engelking; sister, Linda L. Shank; six grandchildren, Sherri (Ben) Campbell, Chad (Kristi) Reedy, Carrie (Jon) O’Sullivan, Joshua Birch, Kara Birch and Aarika Birch; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; stillborn son, Todd Eric Kelsch; three brothers, William Daniel, Gabriel Price and Jennings Gilbert “Buddy” Burchell.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Marty Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Daughtery Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Fragile X Research Foundation.