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Kelley, Charlotte 1883-1975


Posted By: Mary Holub, volunteer (email)
Date: 9/17/2011 at 22:50:46

From: Le Mars Daily Sentinel, December 26, 1975

Mrs. Charlotte Kelley dies at age 92 on Christmas day

Mrs. Charlotte Kelley, Le Mars, a well known nonagenarian who lived all but three of her 92 years in Plymouth county, died Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1975, at Brentwood Good-Samaritan
home in Le Mars after a lengthy illness.

She was the mother of chief district court judge James P. Kelley, Le Mars.

Charlotte Esther Pearce was born March 6, 1883, in Oswego, Ill., a daughter of Fred and Ella (Gannon) Pearce. She was a deputy clerk of the district court of Plymouth county and taught school in the county. She was a Red Cross volunteer here during world war 2.

Her marriage to James Edward Kelley, former deputy county treasurer in Plymouth county and former Le Mars postmaster, took place July 21, 1909.

Mrs. Kelley was the first grand regent of the Catholic Daughters of America and a charter member, of Court Santa Maria. She was a member of St. James Catholic church.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic church in Le Mars. Rev. George McFadden will officiate.

Friends may call at the Luedtke funeral home in Le Mars after 2 p.m. Sunday. The parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Le Mars, under direction of the Luedtke funeral home.

A son, Robert Francis Kelley, preceded her in death in 1939. She was also preceded in death by her husband in 1937; a brother, E. G. Pearce, and a sister, Sylvia Gannon Pearce.

Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Walter C. (Kathleen) Lentz, Faribault, Minn., and a son James Pearce Kelley, Le Mars. There are 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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