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Obituary: Norma Lee Kelley, Columbus

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Norma Lee Kelley, 79, of Countess Drive, died at 3:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Norma worked and retired from the Richland School District in Richland, WA, where she was a secretary in the Special Education Department. She moved to Columbus to be near her daughter and grandson.

She was a member of Community Church of Columbus.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday at Community Church of Columbus with the Rev. Chuck Coleman officiating. Calling will be from 4 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Born in San Jose, California, Sept. 10, 1933, Norma was the daughter of Jackson M. Hull and Verna Irene Rhoads Hulls. She first married Richard Charles Raby, who preceded her in death, and later married Donald E. Kelley in Kennewick, WA. He also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her companion, William Cox of Columbus, IN, who was a wonderful caregiver after Norma fractured three vertebrae in her back and was unable to do many household chores; stepchildren, Dale Ann Kelley of Juneau, Alaska, Kevin ( Ruth Schmidt-Kelley) Kelley of Rogue River, Oregon; a daughter, Linda Joyce (Gary) Harned of Mount Vernon, Ill.; a grandson, Trevor Charles Patten of Sandy, Utah; a stepgrandchild, Terry Schmidt Kelley of Rogue River, Oregon; a brother, Robert Warren (Dorothy) Hull of Gresham, Oregon; a sister,  Ruby Irene Olsson of Gresham, Oregon; and nephews, Martin Olsson of Gresham, Oregon, Bryan Chandler of Gresham, Oregon, and Eric Chandler of Gresham, Oregon.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.


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