Mildred Erlene Kelley

Published 1:06pm Friday, October 26, 2012

Born: May 27, 1926

Died: Oct. 26, 2012

Mildred Erlene Kelley, 86, of Niles, formerly of Galien, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Riveridge Manor in Niles.

Mildred was born May 27, 1926 in Lepanto, Ark.  She lived in Galien for many years and worked at Clark Equipment Company.  On July 4, 1942, she married Lester Kelley, who preceded her in death in 1983.  She is also preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Mattie Kelley; two sons, Johnny Kelley and Len Kelley; brothers, John, Floyd and Ray; and sisters, Jackie, Eunice, and Norma.

Surviving family include her sons, Steve (Marsha) Kelley, Eddie (Colleeen) Kelley and Tommy (Leah Ann) Kelley; daughters, Ruth (Floyd) Tinze and Evelyn (Bob) Tolhurst; 26 grandchildren; many great & great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Geraldine Morrow and Bonnie Kelley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 with visitation one hour before the service in Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, Mich.  Burial will take place in Galien Cemetery in Galien.

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