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Rose Kelly

Rose E. “Betty” Kelly, 90, of Dwight, passed away Thursday (Oct. 11, 2018) at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight. Father Chris Haake will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Odell.

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

She is also survived by children, Janeen (Stan) Dietz, Piper City; Karen (Jerry) Grubbs, Dwight; Ronda (Lance) Kray, Dwight; Mike (Mary) Kelly, 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 and Adalynn Dietz; Sienna, Skylar and Sadie Burke; nephew, Eddie Flowers, and many other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Leo Kelly; sisters-in-law, Delores Kelly, Kay Kelly; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Ed Masching.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and Durwood Larson; 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 Cubs 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.

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