Funeral services for Gertrud K. Kelley, age 77 of Ogdensburg will be held at 10:00am Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will be at St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Sunday April 14, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. Mrs. Kelley passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013. at her home, under the care of her daughter, Betty and Hospice.
Surviving are her children and spouses, Hannelore & Sam Chavez of NV, Francis & Ida of FL, Karoline (Betty) Kelley of Ogdensburg, Clarence Kelley of PA, William Kelley of Ogdensburg, George & Dianne Kelley of IN, Patrick & Tammy Kelley of Winthrop, MaryJane & Andrew Linson of TX. One sister and her husband, Hannelore & Joseph Brzyski of PA., 11 grandchildren Iris, Bianca, Scott, Zachary, Jennifer, Noah, Marissa, Renae, Michelle, Brandy and Amber, and several great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis O, Kelley, brothers Willi, George & Bubi Orth and a sister Anne Orth.
Gertrud was born on July 29, 1935 in Mannheim, Germany, daughter of the late Freiderick & Eva(Linder) Orth. She attended schools in Germany and Married Francis O. Kelley on April 10,1959 in Germany. The couple moved from Germany to Ogdensburg in 1964 where they raised their family.
Gertrud was a homemaker and an active volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy where she was Chairperson in Ogdensburg for 30 years. She held many bowl-a-thons, walk-a-thons, lock-ups and other events to raise money as well as running the local call center for the annual telethon. She was a 17-year volunteer for the Heart-to-Heart association, which was the Christmas program sponsored by the Ogdensburg Journal and Advance News, spending many hours keeping the headquarters organized. She enjoyed helping people with children, working closely with Chuck Kelly and Wayne Ashley. She also did a lot of baking for many school functions, and bake sales, making her famous cheesecakes, and Black Forest Cake, which were enjoyed by many. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo, visiting with friends, watching game shows and court shows on TV.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com