Rose Kelly

October 13, 2018

Rose E. “Betty” Kelly, 90, of Dwight, passed away Thursday (Oct. 11, 2018) at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dwight. Father Chris Haake will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Odell. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born in Emington on Nov. 4, 1927, to William and Frances (Morgan) Larson. She married Joseph Kelly on March 1, 1949, in Loretto. He survives in Dwight.

She also is survived by children, Janeen (Stan) Dietz, of Piper City, Karen (Jerry) Grubbs, of Dwight, Ronda (Lance) Kray, of Dwight, and Mike (Mary) Kelly, of Geneseo; grandchildren, Kimberly Dietz, Stacy (Josh Phares) Bradshaw, Joseph (Kristin) Dietz, Cathy (Chris) Burke, Jacob (Michelle) Grubbs, Daniel Grubbs, Ryan (Jacque) Kelly and Morgan Kelly; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Bradshaw, Brynner and Adalynn Dietz and Sienna, Skylar and Sadie Burke; nephew, Eddie Flowers and many other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Leo Kelly; sisters-in-law, Delores Kelly and Kay Kelly; and sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Ed Masching.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and Durwood Larson; sister, Eleanore Flowers; and brother-in-law, Clare Kelly.

She was a homemaker and helped on the family farm for 44 years prior to retirement. She then enjoyed her time with a special coffee group, card playing and watching her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities. She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs’ games with Joe.

She was a member of the Emington Auxilary, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Altar and Rosary Society and the Livingston County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at hagermemorial.com.


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