HENDERSONVILLE- Kelly McKeown Siltzer, 45, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Duke Medical Pavilion in Durham following a three-year battle with leukemia.
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Born in Union, SC, Kelly graduated from Union High School in 1986 and completed the culinary arts program at South Seattle Community College in 1994. She most recently worked as a dental assistant at Hodges and Hodges Comprehensive Dentistry in Asheville. A member of Mills River United Methodist Church, she was also a volunteer with the church's Life Enrichment Center for senior adults.
She is survived by her husband, Jay, and son, Malachi, of Hendersonville; her parents, Walter O. and Mary McKeown; brother, Niel McKeown and his wife, Wendy; sister, Elizabeth and her husband, Victor, all of Union; and two nephews and two nieces.
A visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holcombe Funeral Home in Union, SC.
An additional visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mills River United Methodist Church.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mills River United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ed Hillman, Ashley Crowder Stanley, Paige Ann Miller and Fr. Namdev Dagam officiating. Guests are encouraged to wear bright colors. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mills River United Methodist Men (memo: Helping Hand Fund), 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC 28759.
To offer condolences online, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Shuler Funeral Home
125 Orr's Camp Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792
Published in The Times-News on July 15, 2014