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Alma (Smith) Risner

June 7, 1932 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Alma Risner, a cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 91 years old. Alongside her husband Buel, she founded Risner’s Feed Mill in Big Clifty, Kentucky and later established Risner’s Hardware now known as Risner’s Home Center that is still thriving after 58 years. Alma had a great sense of humor and strong work ethic, retiring from the hardware store at age 83! She was overjoyed when many longtime customers (friends) showed up for her surprise retirement celebration!

Alma was an active member of White Mills Christian Church, where her faith was a guiding force in her life. Alma’s kindness knew no bounds and she was affectionately known as MeMe to her seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her love for her family was evident in everything she did.

A devout Christian with a heart full of compassion, Alma also had a deep affinity for animals. She cherished all living creatures and demonstrated her caring nature through her actions.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Buel Risner; her parents, John and Louella Boblitt Smith and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by four children, Karen (Bill) Coultas, Bob Risner, Lee Ann (Robert) Gaydosh and Mike Risner; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Bryant) Miller, Rosalie and Adam Risner, Alex and Tyler Coultas, Jane and Grace Gaydosh and two great-grandchildren, Avery and Ellis Miller

Her legacy will be carried on through the love and warmth she shared with those who knew her.

We miss you Mom/MeMe

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM (CDT), Sunday, September 10, 2023, at White Mills Christian Church with Bro. Tim Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 PM (CDT), Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home in Clarkson and after 12 Noon (CDT), Sunday at White Mills Christian Church.

Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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September 9, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rogers Funeral Home
115 West Main Street P. O. Box 68
Clarkson, KY 42726

September 10, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
White Mills Christian Church
231 Cave Road
white mills, KY 42788

Funeral Service
September 10, 2023

1:00 PM
White Mills Christian Church
231 Cave Road
white mills, KY 42788

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