Bennie Lou Kaler, 78, of Paducah, KY, passed away at 5:22 pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, KY.
Bennie was born in Paducah on October 29, 1938 to Bennie and Martha Lou Ruley. She was retired from the Florshiem Shoe Factory. She was a longtime member of Reidland Baptist Church, where she sang with the choir. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh and her great love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Kaler is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Don Kaler; her daughter, Julie Martin and husband Steve “Flip”, of Paducah; her sons, Mike Kaler and wife Roxane, of Benton, KY, Ben Kaler, of Paducah; her sister, Charlotte Martell and husband Jerry, of Evansville, IN; her grandchildren, Nikki Dowdy and husband Ross, Kelli Kaufman and husband Brandon, Emily Whalen and husband Rus, Andrea Straight and husband Steven; her great grandchildren, Clayton Dowdy, Nicholas Dowdy, Julianne Dowdy, Jaxon Kaufman, Aubree Kaufman, Ryder Whalen.
Mrs. Kaler was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie Ruley and Martha Lou Young Ruley; her sister, Marilyn Jett.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah. Dr. Philip Jett and Bro. David Jett will officiate. Burial will follow at the Calvert City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am-1:00 pm Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Reidland Baptist Church, 5559 Benton Rd., Paducah, KY 42003.
You may leave a message of condolence or light a candle of remembrance at www.milnerand orr.com.
Jerry Don Kaler
1937–2020 (m. 1957)
Marilyn Ruley Jett
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