Tania Kelley On August 3, 2013, surrounded by family, Tania Kelley, 87, passed away in her Mercersburg, home. Her husband, Charles J. Kelley Sr., predeceased her in 1997, just shy of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Tania was born on January 9, 1926, in the Ukraine. At the age of 16, her strength, pride, and strong faith were tested when she was forcibly taken from her home to Germany. There, she eventually met Charles, a WWII American soldier. After marrying, they moved to the U.S. where they raised their family in MD and PA. Tania became an American citizen and was very proud to have been given the opportunities living in the United States. She loved taking care of her family and had many interests, including gardening, cooking, and sewing. She was a faithful member of St. Luke the Evangelist Mission Church in Mercersburg. Tania was mother to Maryann Parish (Bill); Charlie Kelley (Jennifer); Michael Kelley (Mary Pat); Mark Kelley; and Joe Kelley (Denise). She is also survived by former daughter-in-law, Nancy Thorpe Kelley; seven grandchildren: Eric Bryan (Katharine); Jeremy, Kristen, Brennan, Patrick, Tyler, and Connar Kelley; and two great-grandchildren: Kate and Betts Bryan. She will be remembered by her very dear, life-long friend, Maria Carpenter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Church 385 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, with the Rev. Joseph L. Stahura as celebrant. There will be no viewing but the family will greet friendsat the church beginning at 9 a.m. prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Catholic Church Cemetery in Chambersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church 385 South Ridge Ave. P.O. Box 218 Greencastle, PA 17225; or to St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church 115 Overhill Dr. Mercersburg, PA 17236. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle. Online condolences be expressed to the family at www.zimmermanfh.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Aug. 6, 2013