Fannie Kelley, Pine Bluff

Updated: October 6, 2015

Fannie Lee Kelley, daughter of George Branch and Ada (Gray) Branch, was born August 31, 1930 near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in Webco Manor, Marshfield, Missouri at the age of 85.

After leaving Pine Bluff, she lived in Fairview Heights,
Illinois, Winter Haven, Florida, and in Marshfield, Missouri for the last 23 years. She was an avid, life-long Cardinal baseball fan, and enjoyed quilting, traveling, volunteering at the Marshfield Schools, and serving in various areas as a member of the Marshfield First Baptist Church. Fannie is remembered as a wonderful pie maker, especially for her secret recipe chocolate chip walnut pie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth E. Kelley; her son, Kenneth Lee Kelley, an infant son; and one sister, Anna Mae Veazey.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Sandra and Daryl Lace,
Marshfield, Missouri and Brenda and Mitch Stipp, Avon, Indiana; four grandchildren, Tana Molesky and husband Aaron, Avon, Indiana, Kelley Lace and wife Kristina, Marshfield, Missouri, Andrew Stipp and wife Jen, El Paso, Texas and Kyle Stipp and wife Megan, Niceville, Florida; two brothers, George W. Branch, Jr, Camden, Arkansas and Jesse Branch, Hot Springs, Arkansas; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Pine Bluff. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Branch Cemetery by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Marshfield First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Fraker Funeral Home, Post Office Box
85, Marshfield, Missouri 65706.

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