Donna Jean Kelly, 80, of Stevensville was born on Nov. 25, 1940, to Willis and Helen Delong in Benton Harbor.
She married Donald C. Kelly on Aug. 16, 1958. Don and Donna were married 63 years and were blessed to have seven children; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Donna passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Sept. 15, 2021, and went home to be with her Savior.
Donna graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1958, and was an accomplished artist. Donna loved and cherished her family dearly. Every Sunday, until recently, she opened her home to host a wonderful dinner for family and friends. She had a passion for serving others, including making meals for widows and shut-ins, and volunteering at Birthright. Donna had the ability to make everyone in her life feel like family. Donna loved her Lord and Savior, and studying her Bible.
Donna is survived by her husband, Don Kelly; sister, Joan Phillips; and children: Doug (Barb) Kelly, Sue (Eric) Lachman, Barb (David) Tabbert, Beth Kelly, Nancy (Scott) Schonschack, Matthew (Teresa) Kelly, Mark (Roxanne) Kelly.
A celebration of life service will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 27, at The Chapel, Evangelical Free Church, 4250 Washington Ave., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 10-11 a.m. A luncheon will be held after the service.