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Rosalie Joann Kelley, 82, died unexpectedly at 11:47 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, where she had been admitted early that evening.
She was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Columbia City, the daughter of Timothy and Bessie (King) Bair.
She has spent her lifetime in Columbia City, attending Columbia City High School.
She married Roger Eugene Kelley Nov. 24, 1956, at the Columbia City Church of the Nazarene.
She retired as an assembler in 1999 from Dana Corporation, Columbia City, after 25 years of service. She loved to garden and embroidery, but her true passion was sharing in the lives of her granddaughter and two great-grandsons.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roger E. Kelley of Columbia City; two daughters, Julie Kelley and Kimberly (Kevin) Paunovich both of Columbia City; one granddaughter, Katie (Matt) Gilbert and two great-grandsons, Bredyn and Mason Gilbert and one sister, Lois Bridegam, Columbia City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Amy Jo Kelley, eight brothers and sisters, Mildred Herron, Opal Cox, Pearl Cox, Ruby Cramer, Robert Bair, Sr., Donald Bair, Mary Garrard and Edith Bair.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Penny Mosher officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Matthewâ€™s Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorial bequest may be given in Rosalieâ€™s memory to St. Judeâ€™s Children Hospital. Log onto www.demoneygrimes.com to leave a sympathy message or sign the guest book.