Lois Kelley

Obituary of Lois Kelley

Margaret "Lois" Kelley, 96, of Morgantown, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, at her home. She was born on August 10, 1923, in Springhill Township, PA, the only daughter of the late Ira Evans and Rosella Lee (Corder) Keiser. She graduated from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia with a degree in education, and briefly taught science in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. After her marriage in 1945, she became a full-time homemaker, raising four children and supporting her busy physician husband, Arthur Wilson Kelley, MD who preceded her in death. A staunch Christian, she was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Morgantown, serving as its Treasurer for many years. She loved attending Sunday morning services and sang enthusiastically even though she said she couldn't "carry a tune in a bucket". Lois was a passionate flower gardener who took great pride in her green lawn (which she mowed herself) and her colorful flower borders that always had a few tomato plants thrown in for good measure. Even after she was unable to work in her yard she maintained a garden of houseplants in her dining room bay window and scoured plant catalogs every winter to find new plants to try in her flower borders. Both family and friends will always remember the scrumptious meals she could bring to the table. Lois is survived by her four children: Arthur Evans Kelley and wife Vickie of Winston Salem, NC, Rodney George Kelley and wife Bonnie of Salem, WV, Jeffrey Lee Kelley of Houston, Texas and Cynthia Frances Martin and husband Alan of Morgantown. She is survived by eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren as well as five great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express special appreciation to Derek Bonner, Ron Gillis, Lil Klein, and Carolyn Simpkins for their kind support of our mother, particularly in her later years. Family and friends will be received at Calvary Baptist Church, 519 Burroughs Street, Morgantown on Wednesday, February 12 from 10:30 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Doug Strother officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 519 Burroughs Street, Morgantown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street Morgantown, WV 26505. Online condolences may be made at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com
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Wednesday
12
February

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Calvery Baptist Church
519 Burroughs St
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Wednesday
12
February

Final Resting Place

11:00 am
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Pleasant Hill Rd.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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