She was born Aug. 3, 1939, to James C. and Margaret Kelley in Parsons.
She graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a bachelor's degree in education. She was a librarian at Cure of Ars Catholic School for more than 20 years.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ramond Kelley, of the home; one daughter, Paula Thurman and her husband, Mark; one son, Dwain Kelley and his wife, Pam; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mound Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a memorial service to follow at Antioch Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park.
Memorials are suggested to Antioch Church of the Nazarene.
The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee is in charge of arrangements.