Thelma Kelley (1935 – 2015)

Thelma Kelley WEBThelma “Jeanie” Kelley, age 80, of Liberty Center, passed unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital Thursday morning, February 19, 2015. She was born at home in Providence Twp. of Lucas County on January 14, 1935 to the late Harry Vollmar and Olus (Wittes) Vollmar.

Jeanie graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1953. On August 26, 1961 she was united in marriage to Loyd Kelley and together shared 53 years together. Thelma enjoyed gardening, growing orchids, and baking; especially sour dough bread and noodles. Most of all she loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and having family gatherings. Thelma served many years as a secretary at Rossford Ordinance.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Loretta Kelley; infant brother and special cousins, Harold and Marilyn Wittes.

Thelma is survived by her loving husband, Loyd; sons, Wayne Kelley and Dennis (Cindy) Kelley; daughter, Luann (Dan) Boyd; brother, Lewis (Donna) Vollmar; step-brother, Thad (Barb) Jones; grandchildren, Amanda, Nichole and Loyd T. Kelley; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Jamie) Bates and Christopher (Wendi) Brown and nine great grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 3:00–7:00 PM at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta.; where a funeral service honoring Thelma’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday also at the funeral home. Pastor Chuck Whitmire will be officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr, Chicago, IL 60693 or Shiloh Christian Union Church Building Fund, 2100 Co Rd 5, Delta, Ohio 43515 in her name.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

© 2015, The Village Reporter and/or Associated Press (AP). All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Be the first to comment on "Thelma Kelley (1935 – 2015)"

Leave a Reply