BETTY J. KELLY
BETTY J. KELLY
Betty J. Kelly of Pittsburg died on Feb. 21, 2014, at Via Christi Hospital.
Her family and many friends remember her as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Betty never missed an opportunity to be with her family and always was ready with an encouraging word, as well as a memorable home-cooked meal. Everyone loved her baking, and she was known to show up at events that had more pies than people.
Betty was born on Sept. 22, 1927, in Jewell County in north central Kansas. Her parents were Roy Jesse and Pearl Olson (Christensen) Emerson. She graduated from Jamestown High School and married Orlyn Kelly in Concordia, Kan., on Oct. 4, 1947. The couple moved to Pittsburg in 1960, where they were active in the Assembly of God Church.
Betty worked for Drury-Albertini Furniture (later Drury Furniture) for more than 13 years. She may be better known around southwest Kansas for her many years as an Avon representative. Many friends of the family believe her greatest accomplishment may have been raising and feeding four active boys and keeping them out of too much mischief.
Orlyn preceded Betty in death, along with her parents; sons Dennis G. Kelly and David Kelly; a brother, Roy "Bud" Emerson; and two sisters, Sylvia Lee Emerson and Darlene Spence.
She is survived by three sons: Al Kelly of Lee's Summit, Mo.; Michael O. Kelly and wife Nancy of Blue Springs, Mo.; and Marlon D. Kelly and wife Mauritis of Brandon, Fla.; two sisters, Joyce Puyer of Boulder, Colo., and Nellie Gordanier of Haysville, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous friends.
Betty's grandson, Brandon Kelly, will conduct a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, in Norway, Kan. Family and friends are invited to meet at the cemetery.
Brenner Mortuary in Pittsburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and messages to the family may be left at www.brennermortuary.com.
JAMES C. WALKER, DVM James C. Walker, DVM, age 77, died on Wed., Nov. 26, 2014 at his home in Concordia, Kan., surrounded by his immediate family. He was born on July 9, 1937, in Concordia, Kan., to James V. & Orpha E. (Kramer) Walker He graduated from Concordia... [More]
EVA MARY HARRIS Eva Mary Harris, 61, Concordia, Kan., died Nov. 20, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center. Born: March 5, 1953, in Mt. Holly, N.J., to Raymond and Edna Cameron Harris. Survivors: sons, Michael Harris (wife Brandy), Parachute, Colo.; Robert Harris... [More]
MARION BURTON RHODES Marion Burton Rhodes, 94, retired from Beechcraft and a WWII veteran, passed away Nov. 18, 2014. He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Thelma; son, Larry; great-grandson, Joshua K. Grier; son-in-law, Fred Trego. He was born Aug.... [More]
A Scandia woman, Marilyn Sothers, was killed in a three-vehicle crash at 8th Street and Highway 81 on Thanksgiving Day. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2007 Chevy Silverado truck, driven by Timothy Brush, Concordia, was westbound on 8th Street when he made... [More]
Police Dept. Report Accident–On Nov. 27, at 5:52 p.m., officers investigated an accident which occurred at 6th and State involving vehicles driven by Lacie Huber, Concordia, and Linda Begnoche, Aurora. Fire Dept./EMS Report At 11:29 a.m., Wednesday, Medic-1 went to Cloud... [More]
District Court CIVIL Filed: Patricia Lee Prindaville, Concordia, seeks an order changing her name to Patricia Steele Prindaville. Arden N. Krohn seeks a judgment for an amount in excess of $75,000 for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, past and future lost services... [More]
Cloud County picked up its third consecutive win by knocking off Northern Oklahoma-Tonakawa 76-56 Wednesday night in Bryant Gymnasium. It was the Thunderbirds' second win of the season over the Mavericks. Cloud County downed Northern Oklahoma 75-68 in a previous matchup.... [More]
Five players scored in double figures to lead the unbeaten Cloud County Thunderbirds to a 92-72 win over Central (Neb.) Community College Tuesday night in Bryant Gymnasium. Freshman guard Ridell Camidge led the way for Cloud County with 23 points. He was 9 of 16 from the field,... [More]