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Edna "Pearl" Kelley, 81, formerly of Quincy, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Sunday (March 17, 2019) in Blessing Hospital.
Born April 5, 1937 in Pea Ridge, Illinois, Pearl was the daughter of Troy and Imogene Lamma Kindhart Sr. She married Robert L. Kelley on August 18, 1960 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2000.
Pearl had attended Luther Memorial Church in Quincy. She was devoted to her family and loved the time she shared with them.
Pearl had been employed as a Nanny while living in California and then babysat for her nieces and nephews. For the past 25 years, she has been confined to a wheelchair which limited her activities.
Survivors include four children, Marty Jackson (Kelly), Susan Ames, Rodney Kelley (Traci) and Robin Kelley all of Quincy; fourteen grandchildren, Shannon Jackson, Bobbi Sue Jackson, Nikki Theodoropoulos (Bob), Jason Owen, Bryan Ames, Lauren Ames, Jamie Voss, Ashley Kelley, Justin Kelley, Ozzy Kelley, Joshua Kelley, RanDale Starman, Ryanna Kelley, Nancy Friday and Ben Kelley; many loving great grandchildren; a brother, John D. Kindhart (Dena) of Quincy; six sisters, Betty Lou Pulliam of Quincy, Rhonda Murry (Rocky) of Quincy, Shirley Lepper of Quincy, Norma Reid of Quincy, Sharon Cain (Robert) of Quincy and Barbara Carnes (Bob) of Liberty, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; a son Robert Lee "Bobby" Kelley; a great grandson, Brycen Ames; a sister, Mae Daggett; and three brothers, Donald Kindhart, Richard Kindhart and Troy Kindhart Jr.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Mr. Rocky Murry officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Church.