January 20, 1921 - June 3, 2014
Ruth Kelly, age 93, of Marion, IL, passed away at 12:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Heartland Regional Medical Center of Marion, IL. Ruth, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Caldwell) Bryan, was born, Thursday, January 20, 1921 in Marion, IL. She was united in marriage to William Wayne Kelly on October 7, 1939, in Jackson, MO. Together they shared nearly sixty-seven years of marriage until his death on Sunday, July 16, 2006. She was a longtime member of Freedom Freewill Baptist Church south of Marion. She attended school and grew up in Marion and was a graduate of Marion Township High School. After high school she worked as a nurse’s aid at Herrin Hospital and then she worked as a cook at Egyptian Café on North Market Street for two years. Her husband Wayne was a plumber and plumbing contractor before starting the family business, “Kelly Plumbing & Heating” in 1955 where Ruth worked as bookkeeper until she retired in 1982. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, James Edward “Ed” and Sandra Lee Kelly of Munfordville, KY and Kenneth W. “Shorty” and Paula L. Kelly of Marion, two granddaughters, Pamala Denise Kelly of Russell County, KY and Patricia Diane Summerton and husband, Bruce, of Pinnaroo, South Australia; two grandsons, Russell L. Kelly and wife, Tamra, of Marion, IL and Eric W. Kelly and wife, Khara, of Marion; nine great grandchildren, Donald Christopher Kelly, George Carlton Heintze, Sydney Jane Heintze, Dallas Lincoln Summerton, Madison Rose Kelly, Kaydence Mae Kelly, Zakary Austin Kelly, Angelina Olivia Kelly and William Bryan Kelly, other extended family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Kelly; parents; son, Donald Hugh “Don” Kelly on December 17, 1995 and infant son, Frank Lavern Kelly. Arrangements for Ruth Kelly were entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home 900 N. Court St. Marion, IL. The graveside service for Ruth was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Rose Hill Cemetery of Marion, IL with Dr. Bob Wagner officiating. Family and friends who wished to attend the graveside service were asked to gather at the cemetery prior to 2:00 p.m. Active pallbearers were Ed Kelly, Ken Kelly, Eric Kelly, Dan Kinsey, Russell Kelly and Bruce Parks, with Oscar Miles and Bill Moake as honorary pallbearers. For additional information please call the funeral home at 618-993-2131.
Ruth Kelly, age 93, of Marion, IL, passed away at 12:40 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Heartland Regional Medical Center of Marion, IL. Ruth, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Caldwell) Bryan, was born, Thursday, January 20, 1921 in Marion, IL. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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