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Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home

9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Jean Kelley

July 9, 1931January 9, 2020
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Mary Jean Keen Kelley, 88, of Austin completed her journey to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Mary Jean was born July 9, 1931, in Stamford, Texas to Sterling and Mary Keen. She graduated from Stamford High School in 1948 where she was a cheerleader. She was the Stamford sponsor for the 1947 Texas Cowboy Reunion held in Stamford every 4th of July. She attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. She married her high school sweetheart, the love of her life, James Herschel Kelley, on June 11, 1950.

As a young girl, Mary Jean accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Stamford, Texas. Mary Jean and Herschel moved their family to Austin, Texas, in 1965, where they continued to raise their children to love the Lord. They were faithful members of Allandale Baptist Church now known as Great Hills Baptist Church for over fifty years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jerry Keen, and her husband, Herschel. She is survived by her three loving and devoted children and their families. Mark Kelley, and wife, Cathy, of Potosi and daughter, Beverly Whittlesey, and husband, Clayton, of Marble Falls, and son, Jimmy Kelley, and his wife, Janie, of Cedar Park. Seven grandchildren: Matthew Kelley, and wife, Missy, Nicole Roe, all of Abilene; Blake Whittlesey, and wife, Kimberly; Brooke Smith, and husband, Dakota, all of Liberty Hill; Katie Kelley of College Station, Kari Kelley Davis, and husband, Matt, of Temple, and Kristi Kelley of Cedar Park. Eight great grandchildren: Mason Kelley, Briley, Victor and Carson Roe, all of Abilene; McKinley and Emily Whittlesey; Landon and Logan Smith, all of Liberty Hill. Also, nephews, Kirt and Eric Keen.

Mary Jean was a loving mother and grandmother, and always wanted the best for her children. She loved her family and was the happiest when she was surrounded by her loved ones. She always had a tender heart toward them which was displayed by her giving and generous spirit. She truly had the gift of giving and was faithful to give both to her church, and many other ministries.

Pallbearers are Matthew Kelley, Blake Whittlesey, Mason Kelley, Briley, Victor and Carson Roe.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held immediately following at 2:00 pm. Ross Hartsfield will be officiating. In addition, visitation will be held in Stamford, Texas on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Kinney-Underwood Funeral Home from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Interment immediately following at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Scott Kelley, nephew, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Joyce Meyers Ministries, one of her favorites, at www.joycemeyer.org or P. O. Box655, Fenton, MO 63026.

  • FAMILY

  • She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jerry Keen, and her husband, Herschel.


    She is survived by her three loving and devoted children and their families. Mark Kelley, and wife, Cathy, of Potosi and daughter, Beverly Whittlesey, and husband, Clayton, of Marble Falls, and son, Jimmy Kelley, and his wife, Janie, of Cedar Park. Seven grandchildren: Matthew Kelley, and wife, Missy, Nicole Roe, all of Abilene; Blake Whittlesey, and wife, Kimberly; Brooke
    Smith, and husband, Dakota, all of Liberty Hill; Katie Kelley of College Station, Kari Kelley Davis, and husband, Matt, of Temple, and Kristi Kelley of Cedar Park. Eight great grandchildren: Mason Kelley, Briley, Victor and Carson Roe, all of Abilene; McKinley and Emily
    Whittlesey; Landon and Logan Smith, all of Liberty Hill. Also, nephews, Kirt and Eric Keen.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Kelley
  • Blake Whittlesey
  • Mason Kelley
  • Carson Roe
  • Victor Roe
  • Brilley Roe

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020

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Becky Hyatt

January 11, 2020

Out of all the people I have cared for she was by far one of my favorite people. She was always so very sweet and very gracious of the help she received. She was not only a resident she was my friend. No matter what she always made a point to ask me how I was and to make sure to remind me to take a lunch lol. She always had me laughing, and never hesitated to pray for me when I had a headache. I have to say she was the definition of a true lady. I cant say how deeply my heart ached and still aches to this day when I heard of her passing. It was an honor and a privilege Just to know her. I will miss her so.
Becky

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