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Rose E. "Betty" Kelly

November 4, 1927 October 11, 2018
Rose E. "Betty" Kelly
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Obituary for Rose E. "Betty" Kelly

Rose E. “Betty” Kelly, 90, of Dwight, passed away on October 11, 2018, at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dwight. Father Chris Haake will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Odell, IL. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born in Emington, IL on November 4, 1927 to William and Frances (Morgan) Larson. She married Joseph Kelly on March 1, 1949 in Loretto. He survives in Dwight, IL.

She is also survived by children, Janeen (Stan) Dietz of Piper City, Karen (Jerry) Grubbs of Dwight, Ronda (Lance) Kray of Dwight, Mike (Mary) Kelly of Geneseo; grandchildren, Kimberly Dietz, Stacy (Josh Phares) Bradshaw, Joseph Kristin) Dietz, Cathy (Chris) Burke, Jacob (Michelle) Grubbs, Daniel Grubbs, Ryan (Jacque) Kelly and Morgan Kelly; great grandchildren, Isabelle Bradshaw, Brynner & Adalynn Dietz, Sienna, Skylar and Sadie Burke; nephew, Eddie Flowers and many other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Leo Kelly; sister-in-law, Delores Kelly, Kay Kelly; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Ed Masching.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and Durwood Larson and sister, Eleanore Flowers and brother-in-law, Clare Kelly.

She was a Homemaker and helped on the family farm for 44 years prior to retirement. She then enjoyed her time with a special coffee group, card playing and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Cub’s games with Joe.

She was a member of the Emington Auxilary, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Altar and Rosary Society and the Livingston County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at

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4:00 PM 10/15/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/15/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hager Memorial Home

201 W. Mazon Ave.
Dwight, IL 60420

Hager Memorial Home
201 W. Mazon Ave. Dwight 60420 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 10/16/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10/16/2018 11:30:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Dwight

126 W. Mazon Ave.
Dwight, IL 60420

St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Dwight
126 W. Mazon Ave. Dwight 60420 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Paul's Cemetery Final Resting Place

27000-27280 County Highway 6
Odell, IL 60460

27000-27280 County Highway 6 Odell 60460 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

A Charity of the Donor's Choice


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