The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 11, 2013

Velda B. Kelley


The Joplin Globe

TOPEKA, Kan. —

Velda Belle Kelley, 84, Topeka, Kan., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

She was born May 15, 1928, at Winona, Kan., the daughter of Leonard J. and Hazel B. (Marsteller) Koons.

Velda was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist where she formerly served as treasurer and a Sunday School teacher. She was a retired secretary from Washburn University.

Velda was married to Dale T. Kelley on June 1, 1947, at Winona, Kan.

Surviving are her husband, Dale T. Kelley, of the home; children, Sandra R. McChristy (Neal), of Pittsburg, Kan., Larry D. Kelley, of Lawrence, Kan., Connie D. Gibson (Rusty), of Winona, Miss., and Kit L. Kelley, of Topeka; brother, James E. Koons (Kathy), of St. James, Mo.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Avenue, Topeka. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604.

To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com