Betty Lucille Kelley, 84
Sunday, April 15, 2018, the pearl gates of Heaven opened up to allow Betty Lucille (Hunter) Kelley, 84 of South Webster to enter and rejoice with those whom was waiting to share the eternal life with her. As she stands guard at the gates awaiting our arrival to welcome us home to a place of peace and harmony and bodies made whole again.Her life was blessed with an abundance of friends and a family whom was so proud to call her: wife, mom, mother, ma dear, mother dear, grandma, mamaw, bingo friend. She touched everyone she met. With a small stature, she packed a big punch of loyalty, honesty, and whether you liked it or not character. Her paraphrase was dynamite comes in small packages. She was preceded in death by the following: her parents, Nellie Mae Elliott and James Henry Hunter; sons, Edward Matthews, Jeffery Scott Kelley; daughter, Connie Jean Cooper; granddaughters, Tiffany Matthews, Anicia Jeanette Cooper; infant twin grandson; son-in-law, Ronald Schaffer, and daughter-in-law, Velda Eggars. She is survived by her loving fun charactered husband, Homer Kelley of South Webster; daughters, Deanna (Jack) Lewis of Minford, Sue Schaffer of Ashland, KY, Vicky (Rodney) Hamilton of Stout, Crystal Kelley (John Plush) of Coshocton, and sons, Herbie Kelley of Jackson, Wayne Kelley of Wheelersburg, Rick (Candy) Kelley of South Webster.She had 26 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.One of the loved pass times was bingo. She was well loved within the bingo community over the years two special ladies became like daughters of hers. “Cindy” and “Nancy” now and forever will be siblings to all of us and share a lot of fun stories and memories created with us. She was an avid dirt track racing fan. She used to take her children from birth to the bleachers of the Southern Ohio Raceway to more current track as PRP. She would leave ICU to go directly to cheer local drivers at PRP with the racing blood in her veins that developed her having a blessed racing family.For 20 years we spent each summer commuting to Canada with our whole country neighborhood. We all shared many fun and loving experiences and became one big happy family. Besides having a blessed large family from God, she had extended her family within bingo, racing, and our summer Canada adventures. Funny jokes of favoritism between the grandkids and great grandkids often a topic since she was so loved and shared her unique spunk and fiery personality. Words could not define the special person that she was.
A Life Celebration gathering to share blessed moments with one another on how she touched each and everyone’s life will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. at the Sunshine Church of Christ Annex in Minford near the airport. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.