Joan KelleyNovember 6, 1927 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 92)
Joan Kelley, 92, of Sterling, Kansas, passed away January 15, 2020 at Sterling Village. She was born November 6, 1927 in St. John, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Edna Smith Davis. Joan graduated from St. John High School with the class of 1945. On July 17, 1949, Joan was united in marriage with Buddy Joe “Bud” Kelley at New Hope Church in rural Stafford County, near Hudson, Kansas. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2019. Joan has resided in Sterling for the past 21 years, having moved in the fall of 1998 from St. John. She and Bud wintered for many years in Rockport, Texas. Joan was a homemaker. She was also employed at Alden State Bank, Alden, Kansas; and retired from Ninnescah Credit Union, Arlington, Kansas. Joan was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sterling. Joan is survived by her children, Paula Weinman and husband Glenn of Phillipsburg, KS, Peggy Reynolds of Sterling, KS, and Troy Kelley and wife Sharon of Sterling, KS; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members. She is preceded in death by her parents. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 20, 2020 at First United Methodist Church, Sterling with Pastor Amy Foster officiating. Burial will be at Sterling Community Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 6:00 P.M., Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling with family present from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to Sterling Village in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.