Kelley, Helen Longfield Quilter, Author, Teacher Age 81 of Mpls, MN. Died Sept 1, 2008. Magnificent wife of 60 years to husband, Bill. Preceded in death by parents, Reynolds and Helen Longfield; brother, Reynolds; son, William. Survived by husband, Bill; sister, Nancy (Dana) Rotman; daughters Helen (Jim) Johnson, Ingred (Tom) Lee, Connie (Claude) Kelley, Faith (Arlan) Rolfsen; grandchildren, Else, Danielle, Jessica, James, Jonathan; 7 great-grandchildren; and many many friends and family. Graduate of Stephens College and Northwestern University. Author of 6 books and countless articles for Quilters' Newsletter Magazine. International teacher and lecturer. Founding president of Minnesota Quilters. 2008 inductee into the Quilters Hall of Fame. Long time member of North Como Presbyterian Church and proud member of North Como Quilters. She treasured family ties, friends around the quilting frame, and the chance to tell a good story. Memorial service Friday, Sept 12, 4pm. at North Como Presbyterian Church, 965 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113, 651-488-5581. Friends are invited to visit with family one hour before service and share in refreshments afterwards. Suggested memorials: Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, IN; Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Raphael, CA; North Como Presbyterian Church, Roseville, MN; or organization of your choice.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.