Martha Ann Kelley, 72, of Atchison, KS formerly of Kansas City, died on Sat. Feb. 16, 2019 at the Country Square Care Home, St. Joseph, MO
Funeral services will be 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Hansen, Pastor of the Carol Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Carol Baptist Church or the Mt. Vernon Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Martha was born on Jan. 15, 1947 in Atchison KS the first born of seven children to Albert V. and Freda M. (Oxley) Kelley. She attended DeKalb High School and St. Joseph Beauty College. She grew up in the Atchison area and moved to Kansas City where she spent most of her life. Martha worked for the Fowler Envelope Company as a developer for over 30 years. She returned to Atchison in 2003 to be closer to family and enjoy her retirement. She was a member of the Carol Baptist Church and her favorite past-time was shopping for clothes, shoes, and purses, not necessarily in that order.
Survivors include four brothers; Paul (Rhoda) Kelley, Rushville, MO, Albert (Gene) Kelley, Rushville, MO,
Dennis (Janet) Kelley, St. Joseph, MO and Terry (Stacy) Kelley, Atchison, KS and two sisters; Patricia Fitzpatrick (Jack Ross) Atchison KS, and Teresa (Claude) Zacharias, Atchison, KS and numerous nieces, and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Her parents preceded her in death.