Ruth Ann Kelly

December 3, 2022

Ruth Ann Kelly (Shelley) was born November 19, 1932 and died on December 3rd 2022 at 90 years of age. Her parents were Joseph (Pid) & Bertha Shelley of Kirklin Indiana. Ruth had one sister Barbara Shelley (Gabbert) (Deceased) and a brother William Joseph (and Phyllis) Shelley who are still living.

Ruth married Robert (Bob) Kelly on November 13, 1971 and they combined their families together. Bob preceded Ruth in death March 4, 2004. They were married 32 years. Bob and Ruth lived most of their lives in Kirklin. They were known by many neighbors and the children they babysat for as Grandma and Grandpa Kelly. They loved meeting new people and once you met them, you were family.

We love and miss you Mom and Dad. We know you’re with Jesus. I am still looking forward to our foot race Dad. (Penny)

Donations may be made to Goodwin Funeral Home, to assist with final expenses.

Visitation and Services

There will be a Celebration of Life Event in warmer weather in Kirklin for friends and family to gather and remember how Ruth and Bob’s lives touched so many. To be continued...

Survived by:

They had in total 7 children: *Michael Church Sr. (Glenda and Teresa) 2 children and 4 grandchildren. *David Church Sr. (Karen preceding in death) 3 children 8 grandchildren (1 preceding in death) and 2 great grandchildren *Stephen Church (Preceded in death) (Teresa and Kathy) 4 children and 5 grandchildren *Jeffery and Chris Church *Sheila (Kelly)and Jeff Miller (Rick Martin deceased) 4 children, 14 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. *Bobbi (Kelly)and David Musick (Mike Spear) 4 children and 4 grandchildren *Penny (Kelly) and Jason Coffman 3 children

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6 Condolences for “Ruth Ann Kelly”

  1. Pam Ferguson December 8, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Such great memories when we were neighbors Penny, I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers

  2. Tammy Hill December 10, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    So sorry for your families loss… Sending prayers of comfort and peace at this time.

  3. Jennifer Stewart December 13, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    I am sorry to just be hearing about this. Penny was one of my best friends growing up. Meaning a lot of memories at her house with her parents. I loved them dearly, even when we would get into trouble (nothing serious) until Ruth moved, when I would come visit Kirklin, I often remember her sitting outside as she did when we were kids. I would stop by and talk to her and she would fill me in on Penny and her kids. She lived a good loving mothers life.

  4. Cindy King December 14, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Ruth was a very good neighbor and lady.

  5. Suzanne Evans December 14, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    We were so sad to hear of Grandma Kelly’s passing. As you know, she and Grandpa Kelly were a huge part of Dillion’s life and ours. I can see Bob’s face now as he saw Ruth walk his way when entering the gates of Heaven. Many hugs and prayers from the Evans Family!!

  6. Lori Coffman May 29, 2023 at 4:35 am

    Never was a dull moment around grandma’s house. She always knew how to make everyone laugh and smile. She was a very wise and very strong woman who loved Jesus. I remember going to church with her on Sundays after spending the night as a kid, and all the stories she used to tell me. I also vividly remember taking walks around Kirklin and seeing her sitting out in her yard just enjoying the sunshine, and would stop to talk with her for a little while. She will be dearly missed.

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