Jean M. Kelly
Norberg Memorial Home Inc
701 E Thompson St
Princeton, IL
Jean M. Kelly

Born: December 13, 1932

Died: May 31, 2021

PRINCETNON – Jean Marie Kelly, 88, of Princeton, IL, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Perry Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

Jean was born in Omaha, NE, on December 13, 1932, to the late Daniel and Virginia "Ruthe" (Stuben) McMillan. She graduated from Cathedral High School, Class of 1950. She married the late Charles A. Kelly on October 21, 1952, in Omaha, NE.

She was a homemaker raising her children and taking care of her home and family. She was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, IL, and also, a member of the Red Covered Bridge Quilting Club. Jean loved to quilt and read. Her greatest joys were spent with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family.

Jean is survived by her eight children, Charles (Shelley) Kelly of McLean, IL, Thomas Kelly of Farmington, CT, Anita (Susanne Ashby) Kelly of Demopolis, AL, Matthew (Joy) Kelly of Mapleton, IL, James (Sheila) Kelly of Princeton, IL, Margaret "Peg" (Daniel) Maciejewski of Princeton, IL, Christina Kelly of Peoria, IL, and Terrance Kelly of Aurora, IL; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Kelly; parents, Daniel and Ruthe McMillian; and her sister and seven brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, IL, or the American Diabetes Association.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, IL. Visitation will be immediately followed by a Catholic Mass at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton, IL, officiated by Father Tim Hepner. Graveside services to follow at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton, IL, June 5, 2021.

Online memorials and condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. & Monuments.

Published by Bureau County Republican on Jun. 2, 2021.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
St. Louis Catholic Church - Princeton
616 S Gosse Blvd, Princeton, IL
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
St. Louis Catholic Church - Princeton
616 S Gosse Blvd, Princeton, IL
Graveside service
11:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Elm Lawn Memorial Park
Funeral services provided by:
Norberg Memorial Home Inc
Please consider a donation as requested by the family.
Sponsored by Norberg Memorial Home Inc.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

3 Entries
Jean was a beautiful, faithful, strong lady. Our family has many special memories of her. I fondly remember her smile and laugh. My condolences to the entire family.
Carol (Saal) Carroll
June 4, 2021
The John McMillan children
June 2, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful lady May God bless her soul rest in peace
Jon provost
June 2, 2021
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 results