Barbara J. Kelly

December 5, 1929 - June 8, 2014
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Belvidere, IL

Barbara J. Kelly, 84, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully, Sunday evening, June 8, 2014 in her home surround by her loving family.  Barbara was born December 5, 1929 in Cherry Valley, IL the daughter of Ralph S. and Alice N. (Kelley) Haffenden.  She married George B. Kelly in Belvidere, IL on August 26, 1950.  Barbara was a realtor and broker for Oldejans Real Estate and then for Audrey Smith.  She enjoyed bowling, watching sports especially Notre Dame Football and the Chicago Bears; she was a gifted writer, lover of history, an excellent story teller and an avid reader; she enjoyed working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  Barbara was very witty and appreciated English Comedy; as well as being a talented cook.

Barbara is loved and will be missed by her husband, George; children, Michael (Suzanne) Kelly of Aberdeen, WA, Kevin (Nikki) Kelly of Belvidere, Diane “Dee” (John) Schoepski of Roscoe, Caroline “Carrie” Kelly-Wright of Belvidere; brother, Ralph (Dee) Haffenden of Ohio; sisters, Margery (Richard) Johnson of Mahomet, IL, Marion Ernesti of Marengo, IL; grandchildren, Michael, Brian (Nicole), Maria Alicia, Bethany, Eric, Patrick, Alicen, Jacob; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Masen, Safie, Jade, Payton, Dominic and Dora; nieces and nephews.  Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and sister and brother in-law, Ruth and Paul Hillman.

Memorial gathering will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.  A private Graveside burial will take place at Highland Garden of Memories with Rev. Glen Borhart, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Marengo, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of Hospice Care of America, 3815 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114 in Barbara’s name.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

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218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial gathering will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.


Service Information

A private Graveside burial will take place at Highland Garden of Memories with Rev. Glen Borhart, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Marengo, IL.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in care of Hospice Care of America, 3815 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114 in Barbara’s name.


 

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Born: December 5, 1929
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Darlene carlson posted on 6/9/14

I'm so sorry to read of the passing of Barb....my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dar

 

Maria Kelly posted on 6/10/14

I have memories of a Grandmother who was loving, supportive, a role model and so much more. I remember always getting fruit punch from the can at grandma's house at Sunday dinners and whenever she had it. I also remember when she helped me with a school project related to my trip to Illinois. I love u so much Grandma and you will be greatly missed but will always live on in our hearts and memories

 

Karen Badger posted on 6/10/14

I have so many good memories of Aunt Barb and Uncle George and our entire extended family. It was a red-letter day when we got together. Dee and I had many adventures roller skating at Immanuel Lutheran, trying to make jello (which was a failure and thrown into the bushes causing Aunt Barb to think a fungus had infected her garden), and eating bologna sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies for lunch while keeping an eye on "Bozo's Circus". She was a great cook and the 4th of July was not complete without Aunt Barb's brownies, Aunt Mary's deviled eggs, Gram's baked beans and Mom's potato salad. Halloween was also a not-to-be-missed event, since growing up in the country meant I had no neighbors. Dee and I had a great time wandering the neighborhood near their house. As the years passed, we were thrilled to greet baby Carrie. Many memories of fun times at the farm were a part of those years. Finally, I remember Aunt Barb saving her bones from the week to give to our dog, Tip. Perhaps that was one of the ways I became the dog lover I am today. Aunt Barb, I love and miss you. You were one of the rocks of my childhood and I thank you for that. Love, Karen

 

Lisa Bauer posted on 6/11/14

Ms. Kelly was like a second mother to me growing up and Carrie was like a big sister. I remember Ms. Kelly always working on something like a cross word puzzle or a latch hook rug. She always let me stay for dinner or let me join in with going out to lunch with her and her mom. She was a very caring generous woman. She knew I didn't get much as a little girl growing up and she would give me Carries clothes that she couldn't wear anymore. Boy was that a treat. I moved away when I was young and haven't been able to see her since then but I will never forget her. My heart pours out to all of her family.

 

ANDY & SUE PEARSON posted on 6/11/14

Our thoughts & prayers to the whole family!!! Andy & Sue Pearson & Family

 

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