WHITACRE, Barbara A. Kelsey, 66, of Orlando, Fla., died unexpectedly Friday November 30, 2012. Barbara died in the Florida Hospital in Orlando in the companionship of her sister, Jimmie Nell. She was born in Sebring, Fla., September 11, 1946. Barbara was the daughter of Ms. Hazel and James Kelsey of Lake Placid, Fla. Barbara grew up in Lake Placid and was a graduate of Lake Placid High School, then enrolled and graduated from Florida Southern, with a Bachelor's Degree in education, Cum Laude. She later earned her Master's Degree in guidance counseling at Rollins College. Barbara taught school and also served as a counselor for 36 years in the Orange County School District. She loved to fish, garden and enjoyed the casinos. Barbara attended the Methodist church in Orlando. Barbara is survived by her sister, Jimmie Nell Kelsey of Lake Placid; nephews, Rusty Hartsfield, Lake Placid, Jason Hartsfield, Tampa; great nephew, Shaun Hartsfield also of Tampa. Graveside services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband, who died in 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the loving devotion of MICHAEL A. BROCHETTI FUNERAL HOME 404 Plaza Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 863-465-9997
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 4, 2012
Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home
404 Plaza Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852