Mary Lillian Kelly

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Lillian Kelly, 93, Eudora will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora. She died January 12, 2019 at Medicalodges in Eudora.

Mary was born June 27, 1925 in Overbrook, KS the daughter of William J. and Martha L. (Bergerhaus) Gruber.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Teresa’s Society.

She worked as a homemaker, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed time with her family.

She married William J. Kelly, Jr on April 27, 1946 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora, KS. He preceded her in death on December 30, 2006.

Survivors include her children, Kathy Smith (Darrel) Baldwin City, Ks, Patricia Buche (Otto) Eudora, Ks, Margie Waterman (Jace) Kansas City, Ks, Susan Kelly, Eudora, Ks , Bill Kelly , Seattle , Wa, seven grandchildren , nine great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 also at Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel, with a Parish Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Holy Family Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

9 Condolences

  1. Pat Johnston on January 15, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Kathy: Our prayers are with your entire family. Your mother was a loving person. We are all blessed to have known her. Sincerely, Joe and Patty Johnston

  2. Elva Ruth Kindred on January 15, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Susan: I’m so sorry to learn of your mother, Mary. She was a lovely lady & friend. I know you will miss her terribly. It was a job to visit with her & you in Medicalodges.
    God bless you & all the family. Blessings & love,
    Elva Ruth Kindred

  3. Barbara Seiwald on January 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Thinking of your families at this time.
    Barb and Dee

  4. Grace Jubber on January 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Susan- I’m so sorry for your loss. My kids and I dearly loved our visits with you and your mother at your house. She was such a sweet and wonderful woman. Love- Grace jubber (your old neighbor!)

  5. Lois Mersmann on January 15, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your mother.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God grant you peace at this time.


  6. Jamie Grant on January 17, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Mary was a wonderful sweet lady. I have fond memories of her, bill, and Susan when I was young. My grandparents live up the street! My condolences to the family.

  7. Chuck Wingebach on January 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Kathy, Trish, Susan & Bill Sorry to hear of this wonderful woman’s passing. I remember with fondness the times our two families spent together when you guys lived north of tenth st. The barbeques, the short vacation to Noel Mo. the memories are fresh and vivid of what a happy giggley soul she was. Her light was bright. I loved both your parents as my own, please accept my sincere condolences.

  8. Bill Kelly on January 22, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I give my condolences to my siblings for their loss, the loss that I share with them. As others have written here and said elsewhere, mom left others feeling cared for like a mother. I was recently told there will never be a person in my life like my mom. I believe I can say, this will be true for all of my 4 sisters as it will uniquely be for me. My thanks to all the thoughtfulness and kindness expressed to me and my family. Warm hugs to all.

  9. Orville and Mary Jane Church on January 23, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the loss of your mother.

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