Barbara L. Kelly, 61, of Springfield died at 9:05 am, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at her home. She was born November 24, 1950 in Wilton Junction, Iowa to T.K. and Wilberta Menke Boyle. She married William “Bill” Kelly on June 4, 2005 and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Emily S. Lane of Springfield and Meghan B. Lane of New York, NY; one grandson, Jack Casey of Springfield; two granddaughters, Ashlyn and Shalyn Kelly; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends and her two dogs, Margot and Ivan.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Barbara was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was a member of the church council. She was an avid golfer and traveler. She had a great sense of humor and love of life.
She was a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and served as president of Chi Omega. She was a successful business woman, working for decades in trade show services in the Springfield area and later as a realtor in Nevada. She was a member and active in many professional organizations.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, December 9, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 2 pm, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Grace Evangelical Church with Reverend Thomas Christell officiating.
The family requests memorial contributions may be made to Alterna-Care Home Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.