KELLING, FURN L., 1914-2000


Teacher, writer. Born– Sept. 1, 1914, Shawnee, Okla. Parents– William E. and Grace L. (Craig) Kelling. Education– Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, certificate in elementary education, 1949; George Peabody College for Teachers, 1949-1950. Owner/operator of beauty shops in St. Louis, Mo., 1933-1947; kindergarten teacher, Knoxville, Tenn., 1950-1952; director of children’s work, Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., 1952-1955, and similar work for the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, Phoenix, 1955-1957; director of children’s activities, Southern Baptist Convention of California, 1957-1960; similar positions in Oklahoma, California, Alabama and at the¬†University of Nevada in Reno. Wrote for Baptist publications. Member; National Association for Nursery Education; National Education Association. Her children’s book, Listen to the Night, was included in a U.S. Cultural exhibit in Moscow in 1958. Died April 28, 2000.


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Listen to the Night. Nashville; Broadman, 1957.

Prayer is …. Nashville; Broadman, 1963.

This is My Family. Nashville; Broadman, 1963.