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Kelton W. Beltz
Kelton W. BeltzRed RoseKelton William Beltz, 20 of rural Prospect left this earth on February 8, 2016.  He was born May 4, 1995 in Delaware to Vernon and Stacie (Reese) Beltz.

Kelton attended Elgin High School where he soared because of an amazing educator, Diana Hudson Carr Napier.  He also attended Tri-Rivers Career Center where he blazed a path, leaving many memories in the hearts of those in his cosmetology class and throughout his VICA Chapter and the school.

He is survived by his parents and his brothers and sisters, Quinton (Emily) Beltz, Marion; Kendell (Matthew) Cherry; LaRue; Courtnie (Jay Sinkler) Beltz, Marion; Kaitlin (Daniel) Rice, Marion; his precious twin brother, Coleton Beltz, Marysville; as well as beautiful friends that were as close as siblings, Travis Mudrich, Delaware; Ashley Mitchell, LaRue; and Katherine North, Richwood.  He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Jacob, Shyan and Kayden Cherry, Alexis Rice and two that were his just because he loved them, Kody Park and Alex Ramirez.  In “Unkie Kelton’s” World they were all his, no matter how he acquired them.

He is also survived by his grandfather, Robert Reese, formerly of Richwood; his aunts and uncles, Scott (Patricia) Reese; Phillip (Debra) Beltz; and Doug (Jeni) Blackburn, as well as great aunts and uncles and many cousins and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lois Reese; grandparents, William and Phyllis Beltz, an aunt, Kathleen Blackburn, and great-aunts and uncles that will now help watch over him and make his journey one of peace.  Loved ‘til death and forever.

The family requests that casual attire be worn to the funeral home because that’s what Kelton would appreciate.  They also ask that friends bring a photo if they wish, to be displayed and shared with his friends and family.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastors Bill Wasserbeck and Jay Hills.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 3 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, P. O. Box 122, Richwood, OH 43344 to assist the family with expenses.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Alicia Beltz
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 10:42 PM

So sorry for your loss. Kelton and I always felt we were related and I really wish I knew for sure. Prayers for his family.

#2 from: Helen A. W.
Grandview Heights, Ohio
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:22 AM

I have several memories of Kelton, and the one that comes to my mind the most is my Sophomore year in Mrs. Foresters class. If anyone was in that class you would remember Kelton requesting to read quite often. When he read he would change his voice and impersonate different people. The class would get a kick out of it while the teacher not so much.
I remember that same year I joined the swim team not knowing how to swim. Both Kelton and Coleton were on the team as well. They both helped me get over my fear of the water and to stop holding on the wall. Kelton would make is silly jokes about me clinging onto that darn wall. I was a little embarrassed for myself to be frank. I only wish I would have stayed more in contact with the both of them. Kelton at times would tag me in posts pertaining to small business owners like myself. Kelton was so intelligent, had so much potential. It is a tragedy that he is no longer here. I hope he rests in peace.

#3 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX  79606
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:29 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Keep the wonderful memories alive.
Becky Jacobs Rynders

#4 from: Cena Brown Ladefoged
Union County, Ohio
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 2:23 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I breaks my heart. My family will hold yours in our hearts and keep you in our prayers.

#5 from: Carolyn, Karl, and Holly Wagner
Marion, OH
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 3:54 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.  Holly and Karl were one of the sets of twins at Claiborne Elementary during kindergarten (and preschool), and we still laugh at the day Kelton and Coleton switched classes and it took several hours for the teachers to catch on.  You are in our prayers now and in the days to come.  

#6 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 3:57 PM

Sorry for your loss Beltz family
Prayers for the family!

#7 from: Linda Harper
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 5:34 PM

So sorry I cant imagine how it feels to loose a child,prayers with you all!!!

#8 from: Chris Woodard
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Vern and Staci, you are in our prayers. May God watch over you and bring you peace.

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 6:47 PM


#10 from: Brent Harper
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Vern and Stacy
My thoughts are with you and your family
at this time. I pray to God to ease your pain
But I know it won't for some time to come.
If I can be of help to you in any way , let me know.
My condolences to you and yours

#11 from: Linda Brammer
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 7:08 PM

My heart goes out to all of his family and friends,We lost a family member at 28.in April 2014.No matter the age it hurts all the same.May your memories give you comfort and joy in time,He is your Angel now.RIP Kelton fly high you are free.

#12 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Delaware, Oh.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Stacy and Family, So very sorry for your loss and please know you  are in our prayers and thoughts.

#13 from: Pamela Radebaugh
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Katlin and family, I'm truly so sorry for your families loss. Kelton was a good kid, taken to soon♡ You all have my prayers for peace in your hearts and may God bless you all♡

#14 from: Kay Willeke
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:43 PM

Sorry for your loss.

#15 from: Chrissy Sias
Edison Ohio
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 7:12 AM

Stacie and family I am so sorry for your loss.

#16 from: Lisa R. White
Marion, Ohio
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Tommy and I send love and prayers to your family. I remember Kelton and Coleton sitting in our kitchen with Tommy waiting on cookies to come out of the oven. We all enjoyed having them around the house they both made us laugh. A special hug to you Coleton stay strong.

#17 from: johna nibert
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 8:24 AM

So sorry to hear of you loss. Prayers to all your family.  
           Bill and Johna Nibert

#18 from: Brittney
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Kelton was such a good friend. At tri rivers we were in the ambassador club together. He also gave me advice about real life in cosmotlogy field. I just hope he's happy to be where he is now. Because he would feel the same for anyone else.

#19 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Our prayers & sympathies to your family.

#20 from: Ruth Anderson
Green Camp, Ohio
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:53 AM

To the Beltz family.
I am so sorry for your loss.
My love and prayers are with you.
God bless you all.

#21 from: Robin Carter
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 12:48 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Kelton.
There is nothing harder than burying your own child
I will keep you in my prayers

#22 from: Jerry & Peg Gray Weaver
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Vernon & Stacie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son and brother. We just wanted to let you know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May God bless you with His peace and comfort.

#23 from: Terri giles
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 2:34 PM

I'm so sorry for your lose I'm praying for your family..my heart brakes when we lose a loved one so young!!!!

#24 from: Fritz  Arlene Blue
154 S.Franklin Street Richwood,OH
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 7:54 PM

Stacie & FAMILY:


#25 from: Joe sloop
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:20 PM

So sorry for your loss remember twins through school prayers to your family.

#26 from: Abby Beaulieu (Davis)
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:20 PM

Quinton & Family,

Quinton I am so terribly sorry for the passing of your brother. I remember when we use to hang out you would talk about them often and I could always tell how fond you were of the twins. I am thinking and praying for you all during this time. I am so sorry.

#27 from: Brandy Culp
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:25 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Kelton was an amazing guy. He always went out of his way to make someone smile. I am truly glad that I had met Kelton. He taught me so many things. Prayers for you and your family.

#28 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West, AZ
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Stacie and Vern,
My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you mourn the loss of your precious son. I know the pain of losing a child and know that there are no words that can ease that pain. Hold forever in your hearts, the days when you were all together. May your memories sustain you through the days ahead.

Pauline Oehler

#29 from: Doug & Lorie Patton and son
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Vern & Stacey so sorry for the loss of your precious son. May God bring you peace and comfort in your time of need. Reflect often on your memories. God Bless your family!!

#30 from: Carol Baumgartner
Warrenton VA
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 4:48 PM

My prayers are with you  I wish I still loved closer so I could share some pictures I found.  

#31 from: SanDee & Claude Tidd
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 5:36 PM

Stacie & family we are so very sorry for your loss! Prayers for peace & understanding at this difficult time. We know you have many lasting memories to sustain you. May God Bless you & comfort you!

#32 from: Russell LeVally
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Stacie,Vernon and family.I know this will not ease your pain but as you know I can truly say I know how you feel. All I can say is to take all your friends and family to heart, think about all the good times you had over the years with your son,pack it away in your heart and you will be amazed at how comforting it  truly is knowing that he is with you all the time.This is truly very sad and I'm sorry that you are forced to do this considering that just a week ago you were speaking to me for the same reason. My heart goes out to you guys. Be strong and remember the guy up there had a bigger plan in store for Kelton. Love you guys.

#33 from: Kathy Sullivan
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 7:23 AM

I believe the loss of a child is just horrific and my deepest sympathies are with you and your family in this difficult time.

#34 from: Carolyn Henderson
Green Camp Township
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 9:28 AM

As you lay your precious son to rest, on this beautiful winter morning, may the love of God, family, and friends surround you.

#35 from: Marilyn Coleman
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 5:36 PM

It is difficult to bury a child.  My heart grieves for you.  I am so sorry for your loss.

#36 from: Paula and Gary Price
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Vernon and Stacey,
I have no words to help ease your pain. I can't tell you I know how you feel. All I can tell you is the that I am so, so sorry for your loss. I can't and don't want to imagine want you are all going through. I just want you to know that I will hold you and your family in my prayers. I will pray that through family and friends you will feel love and support. If there is anything I can do please ask! You are heavy on my heart and definitely in my prayers.

#37 from: Terry and Mary McCoy and family
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to the Beltz family and children. God takes the most perfect angels.Our thoughts are with you all.

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