Alice Elizabeth Kelley, daughter of the late Luther and Osie Ann (Collins) Robertson, was born on October 9, 1929 in Alice, Missouri, and departed this life on December 23, 2012 in Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mtn. Grove, Missouri. She was 83 years of age.
Alice lived her entire life in the Alice community in Texas County and attended the Alice school.
Alice was united in marriage to Lee Roy Kelley on December 20, 1963 in Cabool, Missouri. Three children were born to this union.
Alice and Lee enjoyed farm life for over forty years. They did custom haying, field work, milked cows, raised goats, pigs, guineas and chickens, and everything that was needed to take care of their family. Alice enjoyed taking care of her animals and the family smoked their own meat.
Alice was a true homemaker. She loved taking care of her family, cooking, canning, baking, gardening, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Kelley on July 14, 2011; two brothers, Arthur and Clarence Robertson; and one sister, Velma Riley.
She is survived by one son, Samuel Kelley and wife Tracy of Cabool, Missouri; two daughters, Lesa Morris and husband Clyde of Ava, Missouri, and Mary Roderick and husband Kevin of Cabool; one sister, Ida Walker and husband Melvin of Houston, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Alison Burton, Jacob Kelley, Haley Kelley, Sarah Kelley, Lucas Kelley, Lorraina Roderick, Karla Roderick, and Amy Roderick; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 31, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Don Ratterree officiating. Recorded song selections were “Amazing Grace,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Precious Memories.” Pallbearers were Lucas Kelley, Jacob Kelley, Bryan Kelley, Darin Walker, Ethan Kelley and Doug Walker. Burial was in Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.