Bernice Jeanette <I>Thompson</I> Kelly

Bernice Jeanette Thompson Kelly

Birth
Brandt, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Death 27 Oct 2012 (aged 92)
Canby, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 99763686 · View Source
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Bernice Kelly, age 92, of Canby, MN passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11a.m. on Wednesday, October 31st at the United Methodist Church in Gary, SD with Pastor Frank McKeehan officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7p.m. on Tuesday, October 30th at the Birk Funeral Home in Canby. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Gary, SD.

Bernice Jeanette Kelly was born on October 8, 1920 to parents Theodore and Johanna (Stene) Thompson in Brandt, South Dakota.

Bernice was united in marriage to Edward Kelly on June 16, 1940 in Renville, MN. To this union they were blessed with nine children. Bernice raised her nine children and later she worked as a housekeeper for the hospital and nursing home in Canby for over twenty years. Edward passed away in January of 1979.

She enjoyed reading her bible, playing cards, bingo and watching the Minnesota Twins on T.V.. She also enjoyed visiting and going to breakfast and lunch with her friends. Bernice cherished her time spent with her family and friends especially her time spent with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to play cards. Bernice worked very hard for what she had and she was very proud to own her own home and for her independence.

She was a member of United Methodist Church of Gary and of the United Methodists women's group. She also volunteered for the Bloodmobile for many years. She was also a member of the Canby Senior Citizens Club.

Grateful for having shared Bernice's life are her eight children: Barbara (Wayne) Butterfass of Bloomington, MN, Paul (Colleen) Kelly of Minnetonka, MN, Linda (Merlin) Gilbertson of Bloomington, MN, Steven (Kathy) Kelly of Burnsville, MN, Michael Kelly of Minneapolis, MN, Robert Kelly of Shakopee, MN, Gene (special friend, Teresa) Kelly of Shakopee, MN and Janet (Rick) Full of Canby, MN; seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Johanna Thompson; her husband, Edward Kelly; one son, James Kelly; one grandson, Mikey Kelly and one brother, Theodore Thompson.

Blessed be her memory.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Gropel
  • Added: 28 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99763686
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernice Jeanette Thompson Kelly (8 Oct 1920–27 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99763686, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .