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Thelma Holtz (Holtz) Kelly

August 14, 1931 ~ August 24, 2020 (age 89)


Thelma Holtz Kelly, 89, of Columbia passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Thelma was born on August 14, 1931, in Cheektowaga, New York, the daughter of Edward C. and Lillian Lugsdin Holtz.  On August 15, 1958 she married Bruce Kelly in Alton, Illinois and he preceded her in death.  She graduated from Clark Summit University, Clark Summit, New York with a Bachelor of Religious Education degree and from The State University of New York College, Cortland, New York with a Master of Elementary Education degree.  She retired as an elementary school teacher after 36 years of teaching.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. 

Thelma is survived by her children Dan (Melody) Kelly of Columbia, Mark (Angela) Kelly of Warsaw, Indiana and Kenneth Kelly of Columbia; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Thelma was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karel Good and three sisters, Margaret Walker, Lillian Ewert and Dorothy Barker.

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