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Lenora Kelley

April 19, 1920 — January 20, 2017

Marion-Lenora Kelley, 96, passed away at 2:47am on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Father’s Heart Ministry in Johnston City. Lenora was born on April 19, 1920 In West Frankfort to Henry and Hazel (Booth) Graul.  She married Vernon Kelley on August 22, 1937 in Paducah, KY.  He preceded her in death on January 4, 1996. Lenora was a homemaker and a member of Grange Hall Church.  She was a graduate of Marion High School.  Lenora enjoyed racing horses, yard work and spending time with her cats and dogs.  She loved her family very much and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors include: Daughter-Brenda and Fred Boester Grandchildren: Rob and Tina Null Becky and Rob Wilkie Diana Logsdon Todd and Tina Kelley Tabatha and Todd Booten Renda and Jeremy Cheely Scott Kelley and fiancé Michelle West Bridgett and Craig Compas Brandy and Jimmy Dodd Great grandchildren: Amanda Logsdon Cody Logsdon Clint Wilkie Ryan and Emily Null Taylor Booten Ellen Wilkie and fiancé Logan Ham Logan Null Mitchell Wilkie Colton Booten Maddilynn Dodd Dawson Compas Kalie Compas Grace Dodd Nathan Wilkie Great great grandchildren-Jacob, James, Jacklynn, Jayda and Jayce She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter and son in law Delores and Eddie Null; sons, Lyndell Kelley and Wayne Kelley; brothers, Robert and Reba Graul, Gene and Hazel Graul, Bud and Lynn Graul; sister, Margie and John Fisher and two infant brothers. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Andy Lee officiating.  Burial will follow at Freedom Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959.   For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit          
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Monday, January 23, 2017

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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

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