Colleen Kelley

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Colleen Alice Kelley, nee Farmer, 93, of Swansea, IL, born August 12, 1927, in Fort Scott, KS, died Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Sycamore Village, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Kelley retired from Magna Bank after 27 years of service.  She was a member of Union United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Frank “Pete” Kelley, whom she married on February 23, 1947, and who died on November 28, 1997; a grandson, Mike Kelley; her parents, Alfred and Rowena, nee McCrum, Farmer; and a son-in-law, David Haselhorst.

Surviving are her children, Pamela (Victor) Crome of Davenport, IA,
Randy (Carrie) Kelley of Swansea, IL,
and Connie Haselhorst of Fairview Heights, IL;
11 grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren;
and two brothers, Donald (Paula) Farmer and Gene (Ruth) Farmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Funeral:  Private family graveside services will be held.

 

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27 Comments on Colleen Kelley

Joyce Blankenship said : Guest Report Sep 12, 2020 at 1:27 PM

Sending my condolences to your family Your mother , grandchildren and friend was a lovely lady !

  • O’fallon
  • Il
Jack Woods said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2020 at 9:54 AM

Randy, Pam, and Connie. Carrol and I were so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I still think of them as the football player and cheerleader. We knew them from the early 70's at the Elk's, at Westhaven, the Chenot neighborhood and at Uniion Church. I was Pete's Stephen Ministry visitor from the church until his passing. May you all be comforted knowing Mom and Dad are together again. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Pam Ballard said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2020 at 4:28 PM

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Lynn (Adrian) Domescik said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2020 at 11:45 AM

We were so very sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. So many good memories between the Adrian and Kelley families and I know how much my mom enjoyed her many times with Colleen after our dads passed. We pray that the many treasured memories you have will get you through this difficult time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers with love. ((Hugs))

  • Riverside
  • OH
Eileen Daubach said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2020 at 8:51 AM

Connie - I am so so sorry to hear this. I loved your mom so much! Praying for strength to you and your family during this sad time. Love you

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Colleen Mory said : Guest Report Sep 04, 2020 at 8:28 PM

i am so sorry to hear of sweet Colleen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time

  • O'FALLON
  • IL
Ron and Sis Blaes said : Guest Report Sep 03, 2020 at 7:45 PM

We are so sorry for your loss,Colleen was a great lady.

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Myrtle West said : Guest Report Sep 03, 2020 at 2:27 PM

My sincere condolences to Randy and the Kelley family. Coleen was a dear friend from church and one of those we on the Lay Care Committee visited, back when that was possible. She will be sorely missed as was Pete.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joyce and Bob Dintelmann said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 10:45 PM

To Randy and all the family our sincere sympathy. We have good memories of your Mom and Dad and pray Gods blessings on you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Colleen krause said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 6:24 PM

My love to the family. I sat by her in church. Loving memories of a dear friend

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Debbie Bowermaster Ahrens said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 3:30 PM

So sorry to hear of Colleen's (still Mrs. Kelley to me since I''ve known her since I was a child) passing. I cannot tell you how many wonderful memories I have of her and Pete with my parents. I always loved visiting their home or when they came over to ours. And the times at Westhaven. She was always fun and full of life. And such a good friend to my mom. Love to all the family, my heart goes out to you all.

  • Makanda
  • IL
Jami Olsen said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 3:29 PM

Mrs. Kelley was one of my first supervisors at, what was then, First National Bank. She was wonderful to work with. She was also a wonderful neighbor! I have lived in the house behind her since 1997 and we had some wonderful chats over my fence. I miss her......

  • Swansea
  • IL
Sheri Hill said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 2:41 PM

My deepest sympathy at your loss. Colleen was a volunteer receptionist for me at Union UMC for many years. She was always kind and helpful. It was a joy to work with her every Thursday. May your memories of good times and God's love give you strength.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kathie Waltman said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 2:22 PM

The Kelley family is in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed visiting with Colleen when I saw her at church.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Edward R. Weston said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 2:17 PM

My prayers with the family -- always enjoyed my visits with her-- good church member when her health allowed her....

  • Belleville
  • IL
Maggie Wilson said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 1:35 PM

You had a wonderful Mother. One of the nicest people I've known. My deepest sympathy in your loss. Please find comfort in knowing she is with Pete again.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tim and Mary Ann Richards said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 1:16 PM

We are sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. Great memories of her and Pete at the Elk's Lodge. Please accept our deepest sympathy. She will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Swansea
  • Il.
Jane Bonaldi said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 1:04 PM

The family is in my thoughts and Prayers. I knew Colleen thru Union UMC. Savor the Memories.

  • Belleville
  • IL
David Anderson said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 11:22 AM

God comfort your family, and help you recall fond memories. I knew Colleen & Pete at Union UM Church. Good times at the Elks long ago. I tried to see her recently but sadly visitors were were not allowed due to Covid-19; but left a card for her. I think of her exactly like the above picture-- smiling & so nice. I shall miss her; but trust we'll meet her again in heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ (Pete, too).

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Chuck & Donna Hill said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 11:18 AM

We were very saddened to hear of Colleen’s passing. We had many laughs and a lot of fun with Colleen & Pete over the years gone by. She too will be missed by many. Our prayers and condolences to the family.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Marian Brown said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 11:07 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  • New Carrollton
  • Maryland
ROBERT DECAMP said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 11:01 AM

I'm an old classmate of Pam and an old friend of Randy-So sorry for your loss-Hope you all are comforted by her faith in God and she is now pain free!

  • SMITHTON
  • IL
Chuck & Donna Hill said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 10:57 AM

Donna & I were saddened to hear of Colleen’s passing. We had many laughs and lots of fun with Colleen & Pete over the years gone by. She’ll be missed for sure. Prayers & condolences to the family. 🙏🏻🇺🇸

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Becky and Wes Taylor said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2020 at 10:01 AM

What a wonderful lady Colleen was. Beautiful picture of her, she would approve. Now she is with Pete and many many friends, including Peggy. So sorry.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jeff Watson said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2020 at 6:38 PM

I was saddened to learn of Mrs. Kelley’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kelley family during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gary L. Cox said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2020 at 7:46 AM

My sympathies and condolences go out to the Kelley family. I remember good times from Belle Valley and Lincolnshire. It is a nice picture of Colleen.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jana (Lund) Kronenberger said : Guest Report Aug 31, 2020 at 8:09 PM

Ms Kelley was a kind and sweet person. Also a friendly neighbor! I give my sympathy to all her family.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL

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