Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nanna Pearl (Farris) Kelley 1895-1986

Nanna Pearl Kelley was born July 29, 1895 at Wildwood, Missouri, a daughter of George Washington Farris and Amanda Jane Rickerson Farris.  She departed this life May 26, 1986 at the age of 90 years, nine months, 27 days.

Pearl was united in marriage on November 9, 1918 to John Emmett Kelley and to this union 10 children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Emmett Kelley and four sons: Emery Lee, Willis Everol, Paul Woodrow, and Roy David.

Pearl gave her life to Christ many years ago, and united with the Body of Christ, being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, unto which she  was faithful until her death.

Those left to mourn her passing include her sons: John of National City, California; Donnally of Largo, Florida; Clyde of Crocker, Missouri; Kenneth, Lloyd, and Junior of Waynesville, Missouri; her daughter, Bonnie Lammers of Lawton, Oklahoma; 44 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren; many relatives and friends.

Mrs. Kelley had nine sons who served their country in the armed forces during the Second World War and the Korean Conflict.

Pearl will be sadly missed by all.

Visitation was held Wednesday, May 28, 1986 after 4:00 p.m. in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Willard Frazer officiating.

Music was provided by organist, Dorothy Moore.

Escorts were the grandsons.

Honorary escorts were the nephews.

Interment was held in the Newburg Cemetery at Newburg, Missouri under the direction of the Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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