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Barbara Kelly

Barbara E. Kelly, nee Jones, 58, of Belleville, IL, born October 6, 1958, in Enid, OK, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Barbara was a registered nurse with a BSN, and a MSN in Nursing. She devoted 40 years of her life to the nursing field. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, boating, trivia, and trips to Florida to visit her sister Patti. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Doris F., nee Frierdich, Jones.

Surviving are her daughter, Jaclyn Kelly;
five brothers, Bradley D. Jones, Doug P. (Lori) Jones
    Gregory T. Jones, Stanley V. Jones, and
    Timothy T. Jones;
a sister, Patricia D. Jones;
a niece, Carey Vetter (children, Ty Schmeink and Kloee Schmeink);
two nephews, Mitchell D. (Stephanie) Jones and Nathan G. Jones;
and her best friend, Peggy Sova.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Memorial Hospital and Heartland Hospice. A special thanks to the staff at IMCU, 3South, and 1 Center for the extraordinary care given to Barbara.    

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial will be held at a later date.

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Condolences Left For Barbara Kelly

    Barb was a great nurse and person. She will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss.

    Liz Sullivan, Caseyville, Illinois, 62232

    I'm sorry for the loss of your sister, a beautiful, strong lady who is now your guardian angel. Praying for comfort and peace for all of your family.

    Marlaina Freeman Reel, Belleville , Il, 62221

    Barb will always be a greatly loved friend and greatly missed. I am so fortunate to have worked closely with Barb at Touchette Regional prior to moving to Australia. Barb and I spent many hours together in Kevin's and my home in the timber, we would laugh, complain, create and at times plan a great escape from the Mid West. Even though I moved down-under, Barb and my friendship remained close. I admire this courageous woman who lived a life that truly mattered and leaves the world a better place for being in it. Kevin's and my prayers for comfort for all those who love Barb are lifted to our Heavenly Father.

    Cynthia and Kevin Schilling, Red Bud, IL, 62278

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jackie, Pattty, Brad, Doug, Greg, Stan and Tim.

    Sharon Kelly - Orndoff, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

    My deepest condolences to you & your family on the loss of your sister, Patti.

    May God give you peace in your soul and keep the happy memories of your times together ever present in your heart.

    Deborah Hayden, Shiloh, IL, 62221

    It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our former co-worker, Barbara Jones- Kelly.Barb came to St. Mary's Hospital in 1978 as a student nurse. Upon graduation, she became a member of the nursing staff.She continued her education and worked well over 30 years in various capacities .As the hospital transitioned from St. Marys' hospital to its' current identity as Touchette Regional Hospital, Barb continued to work faithfully to serve the healthcare needs of this metro- east community. Therefore we believe that whereas Barbara has served humanity now transitioned from earthly labor to await her eternal reward. We will miss her also. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.

    Girthia Payton - St. Mary,s Reunion, E. St. Louis, Ill., 62205

    What a beautiful woman, Ms. Kelly was. I am very sorry to read of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman! I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, "Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, -

    Meryl, Durham, NC, 27514

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