Agnes R. McCullough Kelly

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April 28, 2014

Agnes R. McCullough Kelly, 93, of Pottsville, where she resided in the Yorkville section for many years, died Monday morning at Schuylkill Center.

Born in Saint Clair, Jan. 17, 1921, she was the youngest of eight children born to Patrick and Annie Mack McCullough, both deceased.

She was a 1938 graduate of Saint Clair High School and attended Penn State University.

Agnes was sole proprietor for many years of a small hamburger shop in Saint Clair.

She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

Besides raising a family of four, she devoted many hours to volunteer activities, such as working for the Lionettes, American Diabetes Association, Pottsville Winter Carnival, charities and other civic organizations. She was also eligible for Irish Citizenship through her maternal grandmother, Bridgid Kern.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Kelly; siblings, Sister Mary Cyril, John McCullough, Katherine McCullough, Mae Knoble, Elizabeth Swartzbaugh, Dr. Francis McCullough and Joseph McCullough.

Surviving are her beloved children, Brian E. Kelly and his wife, Dr. Clare Venus, Montclair, N.J., Anne Anges Messaros and her husband, Dr. Mark, Leominster, Mass., Maribeth Johnson Gonzalez and her husband, David, Pottsville, and Gerard Patrick Kelly and his wife, Ann McFadden, Norristown; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to Pottsville Soup Kitchen, c/o St. Patrick Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901. James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. To share your memories and condolences with Mrs. Kelly's family, please sign the guest book at

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 29, 2014
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