Murray, Edna "Edie" Mae Kelley
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peacefully passed away on Feb 3, 2013 in Phoenix AZ. Born Feb 13, 1929 to Cecil & Pauline Kelley in Pawnee, OK. She married Merle Laybank of Fairfax, OK and moved to Wichita, KS and had 2 sons Ronald and Russell. Her business career began at Boeing Aircraft as a secretary. After Merle's sudden death, she met and married Alvin "Pete" Funk whose job at AT&T took the family to Phoenix, AZ where her daughter Vicki was born. In the early 1960's she began selling Avon products door to door. She was quickly recognized as a top sales leader where she instantly became an upper level District Manager. After 30+ years of outstanding achievements and distinguished service, she retired from Avon in 1994. For the next 20 years she raised Shar-pei dogs, showing, breeding and selling them world- wide. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Ellis of Chandler, AZ, sister Mary Joe Jelinek of Pawnee, OK, brothers Cecil Kelley of Strawberry, AZ, Jim Kelley of Pawnee, OK and Jack Kelley of Tulsa, OK. She was loved by all and will be deeply missed. Private services will be held by the family.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 10, 2013