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Florence Delta Kelley

Florence Delta Kelley passed away on December 31, 2017, in Urbana, Illinois, where she lived for the past 12 years. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on September 17, 1926 to Benson and Lilly (Perry) Eggers.

She attended Sarah Scott and Gerstmeyer High in Terre Haute. Florence kelleyworked/volunteered at various places over the years, from restaurants and USO as a teen, to her last and probably most enjoyable "job" as a Foster Grandparent. While most of her life Florence lived in the Midwest, she also spent several years in Southern California.

Some of Florence's favorite activities when younger were playing sports, dancing, and just hanging out with friends. More recently, she liked watching TV with family and friends, and loved shopping, especially around Christmas time. A longtime Cardinals fan, she loved to argue baseball with friends who happened to be longtime Cubs fans. On Thanksgiving, even though 2 or 3 pumpkin pies would have sufficed, she had to bake a dozen or more since everyone insisted on taking one home for themselves. She had a great sense of humor, often tinged with sarcasm, right up to the end.

Most importantly, Florence always made everyone around her feel like they were important, and no doubt helped make them better people. This goes doubly-so for her kids and grandkids. There are also a lot of people out there who, despite not actually being relatives, called her "Mom" or "Grandma". And she loved that.

Florence is survived by two sons, Dennis Kelley (Janet) of Urbana, IL, and Keith Kelley (Lora) of West Terre Haute, IN, and one daughter, Virginia Isle (Gary) of Terre Haute, IN. Also surviving is one sister, Ruth Eggers of Wichita Falls, TX, and more than a dozen grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Preceding Florence in death were her husband Wilburn Kelley, son Brian Kelley, and daughter Tammie Kelley. Also, brothers Albert, Benny, Chet, Daniel, Frank, Elzie, Lester; and sisters Frances, Mary, and Mellie. Also, of course, many other relatives and friends.

No formal services are planned, but a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Florence / Mom / Grandma had many homes during her life here, but she was most looking forward to "going Home" someday. Now that she's there, we're happy for her but already missing her dearly... at least until we see her again.

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