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Barbara E. Kelley

January 24, 1937 December 7, 2018
Barbara E. Kelley
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On Friday, December 7, 2018, after receiving her last rites, Barbara Elaine Kelley, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, left this world and was welcomed to heaven.
Barb was born on January 24, 1937, daughter of Edmund and Nadine Tomer and was raised by her grandmother, “Mamie” Tomer.
She married Hoover “Pat” Kelley on July 2, 1955 and enjoyed over 63 wonderful years of marriage.
Barb truly believed and lived her life by the golden rule, treat others as you want others to treat you. She was always kind, generous and willing to do anything to make someone’s life better.
Barb generously gave of her time and money to those around her. While her children were in school, she was the consummate room-mother, parent volunteer and booster. In everything she did, she showed her constant love and devotion to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, their spouses and extended family.
Barb owned and ran a business known as the “Brass Ring.” She loved working there and meeting all of the people. She later worked at Dodge Grove Cemetery assisting people in their time of need. During this time, she helped pioneer the construction of the Girls Softball Complex. She devoted many hours to the effort of funding and building the complex. She was a very strong proponent for girls athletics.
Barb made strong, deep and long-lasting friendships with many people in and around the Mattoon Community. No matter what life brought her way, Barb always had a smile on her face and was positive and high on life.
In addition to her husband, surviving are sons, Kris (Joy) Kelley, Brad (Crystal) Kelley; daughter, Lori (Paul) Yousif; grandchildren, Kirsten (Matt) Primozic, Colin Kelley, Sarah Yousif, Anna Yousif and Patty Ann Kelley; great-grandchildren, Nico Primozic and Cameron Primozic.
Funeral Services honoring her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to Lincolnland Hospice or the Mattoon Girls Softball Association (MGSA), P.O. Box 231, Mattoon, IL 61938.


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Visitation

Sunday

16

Dec

11:00 AM 12/16/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/16/2018 1:00:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Sunday

16

Dec

1:00 PM 12/16/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/16/2018 2:00:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Mattoon Girls Softball Association

Lincolnland Hospice

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