Gladys A. Kelley


Gladys A. Kelley, nee Needham, 75, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, January 7, 1935, in Parma, Mo, died Friday, May 28, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Mrs. Kelley worked as a Recess Supervisor for Ellis School. She was a member of Winstanley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death:

  • Father: Malcom L. Needham
  • Mother: Anna Blanche, nee Johnson
  • Step-Mother: Louise Needham
  • Brother: Malcom "Sonny" Needham
  • Twin sons at Infancy

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Richard H. Kelley Sr.
  • Daughter: Patricia Kelley of Litchfield, IL
  • Son: Richard Kelley of Belleville, IL
  • Sisters
    • Anita (Dwight) Biggs of Belleville, IL
    • Dorothy (Joseph) Baldwin of Sikeston, MO
  • Grandchildren
    • Lydia Orf
    • Rhiannon Orf

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M., Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:15am on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Dr. Steve Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences left for Gladys A. Kelley:

    May you always remember the good times and know that she is watching over you and loving you from above.

    Sondra Pool Eagle River AK 99577

    Dear Tricia and Family,
    You are sure in our hearts and prayers.
    The Litchfield Pre-K

    Lynnette Milner edwardsville il 62025

    Tricia and Family~I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May all of the wonderful memories, friends, and family bring you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Fran Amling Pana IL 62557

    Richie and family , you all have our deepest sympathy . This was such a great shock and loss when we read it in today paper.
    She will be missed by all who knew and loved her
    Our hearts goes out to each and everyone of you
    Charles, Betty and John Scherrer

    Charles/Betty Scherrer Belleville, Illinois 62223-2847

    I will miss you Mrs. Kelley. I had fun with you on the playground at school. I will always remember you. I will always love you. I know you are having fun in heaven.

    Corryn Hasenstab Belleville IL 62223

    Dear Richard, Tricia, and Richie,

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Glady's sudden passing. She and I just connected again after all these years. It was so wonderful to see her again and get to talk about our grandchildren and what has been happening in our lives since we lived across the street from each other. Our grandson, Michael, is a student at Ellis and absolutely loved your Mother as did all the other children. Our sympathy is with all of you at this sad time.

    Henry and Rhonda Brenner Smithton IL 62285

    Tricia and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to you and your family. Brandy Buske

    Brandy Buske Staunton

    Tricia and Family, we are so sorry to hear the news of your mother's passoing. We are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. Vickie Throne and family

    Vickie Throne and Family Litchfield IL 62056

    Tricia & Family...So sorry to hear the news of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kelda DeBarr Litchfield IL 62056

    Your mother touched so many people's lives, and I am very sad to hear of her passing.

    Shannan Muskopf Millstadt IL 62260