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 Grace Ellen <I>Smith</I> Kelley

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Grace Ellen Smith Kelley

  • Birth 22 Jul 1896 Davis County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1952 Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 32412730

Grace Ellen Smith was the daughter of John Washington Smith and Nancy Ellen (Cross) Smith.

Grace Ellen (Smith) Kelley passed away at the age of 56 years old.

She was born 22 July 1896 at Hope Well, Davis County, Iowa. The Smith Family went back in years. They migrated to Iowa when her grandfather George Washington Smith moved his family from Morgan County, Ohio sometime after his marriage to Sarah Tanner on 16 February 1840. Further information on the Smith family is documented in the Smith Family tree.

Grace Ellen Smith married Albion Ransom Kelley on October 20, 1911 in Bloomfield, Iowa.

Grace Ellen Smith and Albion Ransom Kelley's children are:

Lloyd Ransom Kelley b. 1912
Marjorie Arlene Kelley b. 1922
Maurice Henry Kelley b. 1923
Marie Frances Kelley b. 1924
Merle Franklin Kelley b. 1924

Note: Marie Frances and Merle Franklin are twins.

Mrs. Grace Ellen (Smith) Kelley 56, of 110 South Birch Street, died at 3 a.m. Sunday 19 October 1952 at Ottumwa Hospital.

The daughter of John "Jack" Washington Smith & Nancy Ellen Cross, she was born in Davis County 22 July 1896. She had lived in Ottumwa approximately 18 years. She was married to Albion Ransom Kelley Wednesday 18 October 1911; he preceded her in death Tuesday 3 May 1938.

Survivors include three sons; Lloyd Ransom Kelley of Blakesburg, Maurice Kelley of Ottumwa, & Merle Franklin Kelley of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Two daughters, Mrs. Marie Jerred and Mrs. Marjorie A. Johns both of Ottumwa, Iowa. Also six grandchildren, three brothers, Clyde M. Smith of Unionville, Harry H. Smith of Blakesburg and Frank B. Smith of Ottumwa. Last with a sister Mrs. Amanda Gertrude Leonard of Ash Grove. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Alex, a sister Rhoda and her parents.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. of Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Chapel, in charge of the service is Rev. Kenneth Ross of the Batavia Open Bible Church.

Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa, Iowa R.R. #2. Nephews will serve as Pallbearers.

This site has been sponsored by family member:

Mary Lou (Kelley) Steinbrink

Family Information contributed by family members:

Yvette (Byrum) Aune and Wade Kelley

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Grace Ellen Smith Kelley (22 Jul 1896–19 Oct 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32412730, citing Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Yvette Aune (contributor 47044096) .