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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Verna M. Kelsey

August 31, 1934December 1, 2019
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Verna M. Kelsey, 85, of Davenport, passed away, Sunday, December 1, 2019 after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Runge Mortuary. Funeral services will be Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 am at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

Verna was born August 31, 1934 in Iowa City, IA.. She was the daughter of Marion and Elizabeth (Moss) McCollam. She was united in marriage to John “Jack” Louis Kelsey, on May 19, 1979 in Montpelier, IA. He preceded her in death. She loved her family and enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing bingo along with traveling to Las Vegas to visit her daughter Terry and Mark, (her second home). She also dearly loved her dogs and fur grandbabies.

Those honoring her memory include her children: Terry Parr (Mark Rohlffs), Las Vegas; Robert “Bobby” Parr; Dawn VanGuilder and Richard “Rick” (Lisa) Parr, all of Davenport; step-sons, John and Gary Kelsey; sister, JoAnn Aguirre, Sabula, IA and sister-in-law, Donna McCollam, Surprise, AZ grandchildren: Shawn (Kim), Missy (Chris), Adam, Andrew (Ramsay), Tyler and Alexis; fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, brother, Bob and stepson, Paul Kelsey preceded her in death.

  • FAMILY

  • Terry Parr (Mark Rohlffs), Daughter
  • Robert "Bobby" Parr, Son
  • Dawn VanGuilder, Daughter
  • Richard "Rick" (Lisa) Parr, Son
  • John Kelsey, Stepson
  • Gary Kelsey, Stepson
  • JoAnn Aguirre, Sister
  • Donna McCollam, Sister-in-law
  • Marion McCollam, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth (Moss) McCollam, Mother (deceased)
  • Bob McCollam, Brother (deceased)
  • John Louis Kelsey, Husband (deceased)
  • Paul Kelsey, Stepson (deceased)
  • She is also survived by her grandchildren: Shawn (Kim), Missy (Chris), Adam, Andrew (Ramsay), Tyler and Alexis; fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Adam Parr
  • Andrew Parr
  • Ryan Staats
  • Larry Hank
  • Danny Hank
  • Bryan Sandholdt
  • DONATIONS

  • To The Family

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 6, 2019

Memories

Verna M. Kelsey

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Trish Nazarenus

December 3, 2019

I enjoyed seeing you at my garage sale a while back-what a surprise! I loved your zest for life! Rest in Heaven sweet Verna

Jennifer Watson

December 2, 2019

My good friend & neighbor, I've known for 20 years. My heart is broken, I'll miss Verna so much. We had such fun with our shared yard sales, I walked her dog Rosie, we watched each other's houses & furkids when on vacation. Love to you always Verna. Prayers and love to her family, Jennifer Watson

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