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Obituary: Annabelle Kelley, Waldron


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Annabelle Kelley, 90, a lifelong resident of the Waldron area, died at 1:25 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at Waldron Health and Rehab.

She was a 1941 graduate of Waldron High School. A member of Waldron United Methodist Church more than 70 years, she had served in various positions on the church administrative council, including 20 years as recording secretary and several years  as chairwoman of the Church Council. She also was a member of United Methodist Women and had served in various offices within the organization.

Annabelle loved antiques, attending auctions and yard sales, and refinishing furniture with her brother, Robert. She enjoyed her flower garden and raising daffodils with her sister, Lois. She grew more than 55 varieties of daffodils and had several beautiful Magnolia trees. She also was an accomplished seamstress, loved her church and attending church function.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, with the Rev. Marcy Patrick officiating. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will be at Van Pelt Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Waldron United Methodist Church.

Born July 25, 1923, in Noble Township, Shelby County, Annabelle was the daughter of Jessie R. Kelley and Euphemia Hendrickson Kelley.

She is survived by several cousins, including Bonnie (Bill) Denny of Waldron.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Kelley; and brothers, Donald and J. Robert Kelley.

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