Opal Kelley

Thursday, March 6, 2008

SIKESTON - Opal Lorene Kelley, 84, died March 5, 2008, at her home.

Born Nov. 15, 1923, in Dale, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Ira Eldon and Jewell Priscilla Jones McMillan.

On Aug. 23, 1941, at Grayridge, she married T.M. "Bud" Kelley, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1998.

Four brothers also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary Kelley of Clarkton and Bob Kelley of Lexington, S.C.; one daughter, Donna Holt of Sikeston; one brother, Levon McMillan of Hudson, Fla.; five sisters, Gladys Elliott of Richmond, Mich., Joy Posey of Cherokee, Ala., Lanola Goldsmith of Wichita, Kan., Iris Trombley of Emmett, Mich. and Faye Prieskrion of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Terry Daley will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.