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Theresa E. Kelley


Theresa E. Kelley, 78, of Gillespie, passed away at Heritage Health of Gillespie, Gillespie, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 at 1:47 p.m.

She was born April 8, 1944, in Alton, to Andrew J Steward Sr and Mildred F. Roady Steward.

She married Harold W Kelley Sr. on February 1, 1965 in Jerseyville. He preceded her in death on May 30, 2012.

She was a food supervisor.

She is survived by her children, George (Jill) Kelley Sr. of Godfrey, Barbara (Keith Sr.) Lowry of Gillespie, Maggie Scheller of Barnhart, MO, Shelby Hamilton of Gillespie, Harold Kelley, Jr. of Gillespie; grandchildren, Lamanda Baade of Manhattan, Ashley Westbrook of St. Jacob, Megan Riles of Wichita, KS, George Kelley, Jr. of Benld, Keith Lowry, Jr. of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Kyle Lowry of Gillespie, Kendall Lowry of Gillespie, Alexis Hamilton of Gillespie, Taylor Hamilton of Gillespie, Zenan Hamilton of Gillespie, Loren Scheller, Jr. of Gillespie, Jordan Scheller of St. Louis, MO, Evan Kelley of Gillespie; 26 great grandchildren; sister, Rea Natalie Hartley of Alton; former sons in law, Loren Scheller, Sr., Larry Hamilton.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; six brothers and nine sisters.

Services were held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to Kravanya Funeral Home.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, in Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.