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KELSEY, Clara Brodt of Kettering, Ohio, died December 31, 2012, after a long illness. She was born on February 2, 1931 and grew up in Greenville, Ohio. She attended the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as an RN in 1952. She married Andrew J. Kelsey of Lebanon that same year. After working for a time as a nurse, she became a full-time mother and wife. When her children were grown, she went to work at Bethany Lutheran Village, where she worked until her retirement. Both Clara and James were members of the Church of the Cross-United Methodist in Kettering. They both enjoyed traveling and being together. She is survived by three sons: Bert (Marsha) Kelsey of Germantown, Ohio; James (Debbie) Kelsey of Manlius, NY; and Steven Kelsey of Kettering, Ohio. She is also survived by a sister, Georganne (Charles) Henry, of Washington Township, Ohio. Her grandchildren are: Katherine (David Debelak) Kelsey of Columbus, Ohio, and their daughters Ellie and Penny; and Ben and Luke Kelsey of Manlius, NY. A private service was held. TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 6, 2013
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