Wilma Kelly

Wilma KellyWilma M. Kelly, 73, of Thayer died at 5:20 p.m. Aug. 27, 2010, at her residence.

She was born May 29, 1937, in Fayette County, a daughter of Elbert and Marie Largent Hipsher. She married Harmon A. Kelly on June 11, 1955, in Central City. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Terry G. (and Nancy) Kelly of Virden and Steve L. (and Jacki) Kelly of Astoria; one daughter, Kathy M. (and Kevin) Cochrane of Franklin Grove; six brothers, Alvin (and Marie) Hipsher of Ottumwa, Iowa, Ron (and Jeannie) Hipsher of New Berlin, Robert (and Sandy) Hipsher of Bartonville, George (and Bev) Hipsher of Vandalia and Les (and Daisy) Hipsher and David (and Vicki) Hipsher, both of Brownstown; one sister, Judy M. (and Dan) Palecek of Brownstown; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one niece.

Services were held Tuesday at Calvert and Ferry Funeral Home in Virden with Rev. Gerald Phillips officiating. Burial was in West Cemetery in Thayer.

Memorials may be made to Prairieland Ambulance of Virden or American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be sent to www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/1/2010