Alice M. Kelley, 87, formerly of Pauls Lane, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday (Feb. 5, 2015) at The Bradford Ecumenical Home, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Portville, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence D. and Dolly Burrows VanDyke.
On Aug. 16, 1947, in Olean, N.Y., she married Maynard E. Kelley, who passed away Aug. 13, 2008.
She was a 1943 graduate of Olean High School and attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
She and her husband were active members West Branch United Methodist Church for many years. She was the youth director and taught the AMECA Couples class for many years.
Before raising her family, she worked at Bell Telephone in Olean.
She and her husband were also founding members of the 40 Coachmen Travel Club and spent their winters in Florida.
She is survived by three daughters, Kristine (Rev. Keith) Hillard of Bradford, Cynthia (Tom) Defibaugh of Bradford and Kathleen (Keith) Stickler of Swannanoa, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Kelley (Timothy) Kirschner in Connecticut, Keith (Robyn) Hillard of Southbridge, Mass., Krista (Jonathan) Souther of Yukon, Okla., Kevin Stickler in Alaska, Rebekah (Christopher) Faro of Cape Coral, Fla., Pamela (Steven) Dinwiddle of Bedford, Va., and David (Molly) Rissmiller of Bradford; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. Lawrence VanDyke of Meridian, Miss.; Barry VanDyke in Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Kyle Stickler, a sister, Constance Onley and a brother, Donald VanDyke.
Friends are invited to call Saturday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford, from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Keith Hillard and Elder Keith Stickler co-officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org in memory of Alice Kelley or the Bradford Public Library or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, 2015