Alberta <I>Anderson</I> Kelley

Alberta Anderson Kelley

Death 11 Jun 1943 (aged 80)
Burial Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 27 1/2 Lot A
Memorial ID 85878267 · View Source
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Funeral services for Mrs Alberta Anderson Kelley, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 pm at the Presbyterian Church. She was the wife of retired business man J. H. Kelley. Service was conducted by the Rev. T. M. Barbee, a former pastor, now of Mexico. Miss Gertrude Lee and Mrs. B. J. McPike, Jr., sang, the accompaniments being played by Mrs. R. F. Fogle, the church organist. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were T. E. Pratt, E. L. Kelley, Dr. T. A. Rpselle and Morris Anderson, the later, a great nephew of Hannibal. Active pallbearers were J. W. Head, C. W. Schnitzer, D. H. Begley, A. W. Akerson, J. L. Weyand and H. H. Heinze.
Mrs Kelley died suddenly in her home in the southeast part of Palmyra, late last Friday afternoon, June 11. Her sister, Mrs. M. D. Thompson visited with her during the afternoon, the two women being seated on the porch. Mrs. Kelley had gone into the house and was returning to the porch when she collapsed in the doorway. Mrs Thompson saw her fall and summoned neighbors and Dr. T. A. Roselle. She had complained of not feeling so well for several days, but able to attend to her household duties.
A member of one of Palmyra's most prominent and respected families, the news of her sudden passing came as a distinct shock. Known throughout the community, she was greatly loved by all her friends, who recognized her a a woman of rare beauty of character and her life was marked by her unselfish service to her family, friends and church. She was a tower of strength to the women of the Presbyterian Church and her loyalty in the work of the Auxiliary and the Sabbath School was outstanding.
She united with the church during her girlhood and for many years was a faithful member of the choir. She put forth her greatest effort in the Sabbath School where she taught for more than a half century. Especially fond of children, she had been in charge of the primary department for forty years. She possessed a brilliant mind and on special occasions when she would take part in a program at the church, her readings were a great delight to those who heard her. She was kind and tolerant and always had a smile and pleasant word for everyone.
She loved the outdoors and spent much time with her flowers. Her flower garden in the rear of the residence has been a beautiful sight this season.
She received her education in privately conducted schools in Palmyra and before her marriage, occurring January 5, 1888, taught a few years in the Hannibal and Palmyra public schools.
She was born in Palmyra, July 29, 1862. She was the daughter of Col. Thomas L. and Fannie Winchell Anderson. Her father, a native of Bowling Green, KY, located here to practice law in the early 1830's and was the first representative in Congress from this district. At the time of the marriage of her parents her mother was a resident of Shelby county coming to Missouri with her parents from Massachusetts at an early age.
Surviving, besides her husband are two children, Mrs Geraldine Beggeman and Dr. J. H. Kelley, Jr, one brother J. E. Anderson and a sister, Mrs. M. D. Thompson. She also leaves on granddaughter, Mrs. Alberta Gibbs.

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