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Stella Kelley

June 10, 1920 ~ August 18, 2017 (age 97)

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Memorial Service
August 26, 2017

11:00 AM
First Congregational Church
651 Phoenix Road
South Haven, Michigan 49090

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Stella Kelley age 97  of South Haven died Friday, August 18, 2017 at her home under hospice care.  Stella was born June 10, 1920 to John and Stephanie (Roamanski) Jakubs in Chicago, Illinois.  Stella married Burton Kelley on Sept. 14, 1945.  At the time of his death they had nearly celebrated 60 years of marriage.  Stella loved to garden and cook.  She baked and decorated many wedding cakes.  Everyone loved her sweet rolls.  Stella was an active member of the First Congregational Church of South Haven. 

Stella is preceded in death by her husband in 2005 and a son, David Kelley in 2014.  Also by siblings – Ed Jakubs, Wanda McClain and Adeline Fate.

Surviving is a son, John Kelley of Chicago, Illinois.  Three grandchildren – Alicia, John and Jenna.  Five great grandchildren. Sister – Jean Toby of St. Petersburg, Florida.  11 nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the First Congregational Church of South Haven with Rev. Jeffrey S. Dick officiating.  Stella will be laid to rest at North Shore Memory Gardens next to her husband Burton.  Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution can do so the First Congregational Church of South Haven. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guestbook at www.FilbrandtFFH.com.

The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven, 637-0333.

Charitable donations may be made to:

First Congregational Church of South Haven
651 Phoenix St., South Haven MI 49090
Tel: 1-269-637-3804

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