Dawn M. Kelley

May 31, 2012

Dawn Michelle Kelley, 47, of  Frankfort died peacefully in her home on May 31, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.  She was born on April 20, 1965 in Frankfort to Don and Diana (Smith) Elliott.  She married Tim J. Kelley on June 20, 1987 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Frankfort and he survives.  Dawn was a graduate of Frankfort Senior High School Class of 1983.  She attended IU and graduated from IVY Tech.  She was a surgical technician and office manager for Dr. Mohammad Nekoomaram in Kokomo, IN for over 25 years.  She was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  Dawn was a most loving person, known as a caregiver to all.  She enjoyed flowers, animals, and traveling – especially the sand and water of Siesta Key, FL.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort, IN, with Tom Jameson officiating.  Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at goodwinfuneralhome.com

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband are her Mother:  Diana Elliott (Companion:  Jack Leach) of Frankfort;  Sister:  Dana Elliott of Frankfort;  Step-Son:  Joseph P. Kelley;  Nephew:  Eric (Annette) Kelley of Frankfort;  Niece:  Erin Kelley (Josh) Swinford of Frankfort;  Godchildren:  Nathan and Madeline Dawn Scott of West Lafayette;  Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law:  Mike and Diana Kelley of Frankfort;  and 10 Great Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her father:  Don Elliott.


23 Condolences for “Dawn M. Kelley”

  1. David Wire June 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Dawn…we love and miss you. You will always have a special place in my heart. Dave Wire and Family.

  2. Cindy Kelly June 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Dawn was a very caring person!!! She will be sadly missed. Cindy

  3. Teresa Kelley June 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I was so shocked to read about Dawn’s passing. She was such a wonderful, caring person and I thought so much of her. The world lost a beautiful soul, inside and out, but heaven is gaining a wonderful angel. Dawn, you will greatly missed by all who knew you! Teresa Kelley

  4. Michaelene Andersen RN June 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your wife, daughter, mother, sister. I knew Dawn very well working with her in surgery some years ago. She was an inspiration in many ways and I will miss her smile, her kindness and gentleness of heart. God be with you as we know Dawn is now with God.

  5. Lisa King June 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Prayers go out to Dawn’s family. I know she will be missed. To Dawn, I just wanted to say thank you for all the times I was under Doc’s care and you were so kind to me. You always knew how to make your patients feel at ease. God bless and may you rest in peace.

  6. Brad & Sue Stockberger June 2, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Dawn was a very special person and friend to everyone she met. Our prayers are with Tim and all the family. Such a sad day to hear of this news.

  7. Michele McIntosh June 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

    You will be greatly missed by all. You had an unbelievable zest for
    life and all it had to offer. You were always so warm and welcoming
    to everyone. Thank you for the love and support you showed everyone. We love you! Mark, Michele, Ashton and Xavier McIntosh

  8. Jim & Carolyn Ellis June 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Dawn, you will be missed so much. You always made a room brighter with your smile. We love you very much. Remember all the good times our families had together.

  9. Joyce Weida June 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Dawn well, just well enough to know she was a sweet and caring person. I liked her very much and am saddened for your loss.

  10. Deloris McCarter June 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I was a patient of Dr. Nekoomaram’s in 1990 and 2000 as I had both shoulders operated on. Dawn was the nicest person you could have with you during office visits and in surgery. I liked her very much. I didn’t know she was sick, I wish I had known. I haven’t had to have an office visit for some time so I hadn’t seen her lately. I did run into her at Wal Mart occasionally. She will be missed greatly. I am so sorry for the family. She was a true and kind professional. I am sure Dr. Nekoomaram will miss her expertise. Again so sorry. Deloris McCarter Forest, Indiana

  11. Joe and Susan Ruch June 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Tim and family we are so sorry for your loss. May God’s grace be with you through this tough time.

  12. Bill and Lora Layton June 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Especially to Dawn’s mother, Diana, and all Dawn’s family: So sorry for your loss–I just can’t imagine the pain of losing a child. My heart goes out to you.

  13. Janet Aaron June 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Tim and the entire family. Dawn was such an inspiration to all she met. She always had a smile and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Dawn, we know you are watching through the holes in the floor of heaven and smiling as we celebrate your lovely life here on earth.You are with God now and you will have no more pain.
    God Bless your family.

  14. Ann Warren June 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I was so sad to hear about Dawn. I worked with her many years ago. She was one of the sweetest, kindest, most caring people I have ever met. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

  15. judy brown June 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    i will miss her. My heart goes out to Tim, Rose and the rest of the family. She was a very kind warm person

  16. Jennifer Hindman June 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I am deeply saddened by Dawn’s passing. I have known Dawn for 14 years at Howard Regional and she was truly a wonderful person. She was such a compassionate care giver, and she will be greatly missed!

  17. Jamie Felix June 4, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I worked with Dawn and I concur she was a lovely, sweet, kind-hearted lady. I so much enjoyed getting to know her and she will be missed so much. Dawn, you were a role model to all of us in health care as you showed such compassion and kindness to every individual you came in contact with. You were always there to offer a word of encouragement and your beautiful smile. My most sincere sympathies to all of Dawn’s family. She truly touched so many lives.

  18. Barry McPhearson June 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Dawn was an absolute angel. She was loved by everyone who ever knew her. She was always upbeat and a total class act. She will be missed by everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with Tim and the rest of her family.

  19. Sue Silvers June 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dawn was a very caring and loving person. I knew her through Dr Nekoomaram’s office as well as HRHS. She was one of the most kind and caring people I have ever met. I first met her when she and Dr Nekoomaram took care of my sister before she passed and she would call me occasionally just to see how I was doing and if there was anything she could do for me. We both laughed and cried together. Take peace in knowing that her suffering is over and she will spend eternity in God’s presence.

  20. Marilyn Wooldridge June 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    We are very sorry for the loss of such an unique person. Dawn was a blessing to all who knew her, touching their lives in so many ways. She will be greatly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers to Dawn’s family and colleagues.
    Don & Marilyn Wooldridge, Russiaville, IN
    Also, sympathies from: John & Peggy (Wooldridge) Pormen, Colorado

  21. Cindy Buntin June 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Dawn was such a special person, prayers to Diane and Dana, so sorry, and also to her Uncle Dale that loved her so much!! Dawn was such a joy to be around and will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her.

  22. Mike and Patty Deford June 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Enjoy visiting with Dawn while she came to visit and care for Betty and Helen. She could always brighten your day. Tim you know where we are if you need us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this trying time.

  23. Garry R. Moore June 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Dawn was an exceptional caregiver. I can say she was one of the reasons I continued to return to Dr Nekoomaram. I enjoyed her total dedication and I was devastated to learn that she had developed her tragic illness. Since I talked to her about it she was in my prayers every night. We are the lucky ones to have known her and was tended to by her. God bless Dawn and her family.

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