Martha Kelleher October 23, 1951 November 27, 2013 Martha Kelleher, 62, of Bellefonte, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at home. Born October 23, 1951 in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late James and Sara Mae (Kellerman) Dry. On June 28, 1974, she married Michael Kelleher, who survives at home. She was a 1969 graduate of State College Area High School and attended Penn State University for 4 years, majoring in Clothing and Textiles. She worked at K-Mart as a bookkeeper until it closed then attended South Hills Business School. She then worked as the staff Assistant at Mount Nittany Residences. Martha loved sewing and was able to make her own wedding dress, her husband's suit and all the bridesmaids' gowns. She was proud of her children's athletic abilities and attended almost all of their events from youth leagues through high school and college. She enjoyed several trips to Cape May each year and was able to travel to Ireland last year with her whole family. Martha loved overnights as 'Oma' with her grandchildren. Martha started quilting about 6 years ago and belonged to several quilting groups. She enjoyed her trips to quilting camp and quilt shop hops. She was member of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Red Hat Society. Along with her husband she is survived by a brother, Richard Dry and his wife Ruth of Boalsburg, two sons; Timothy Kelleher and his wife Sarah of Bristow, VA, Matthew Kelleher and his wife Liza of Bellefonte, one daughter, Erin Kelleher of Bellefonte, and two grandchildren; Jamesyn and Finn Kelleher. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Kelleher. A public visitation will be held on Monday evening, December 2, 2013, from 6-8 pm, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc, 206 N. Spring St, Bellefonte, PA. A Vigil for the Deceased, with Father Chinemere Onyeocha, will take place Monday evening. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 9:00 am, at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St, Bellefonte, PA. Burial will follow in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Memorial contributions may be made to St John the Evangelist Catholic School, 116, W. Bishop St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences at www.wetzlerfunerhome. com.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Nov. 30, 2013