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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Nicole Marie Kelley

April 24, 1974August 5, 2019
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Nicole Marie (Umina) Kelley passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2019 after a heartfelt battle with cancer at the age of 45. Nikki was a 1992 graduate of Beavercreek High School and received her Bachelor's of Science in Communications from Wright State University in 1996. After graduation Nikki worked corporately for a few years before eventually branching off to develop her own successful home management company. She was also very passionate about giving back to the community and to those in need by donating her time and resources to various organizations and programs. Nikki held a special place in her heart for her animals, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Samuel and Mary Lee Umina, Robert and Frances Euth and her aunt Judy O'Ryan. Nikki is survived by her parents Thomas W and Mary Jo Umina, Husband Tyrone E. Kelley, her brothers Scott (Beth) Umina and Jeffrey (Gin) Umina and also including extended family, mother-in-law Sylvia G. Kelley, father-in-law Thomas E (Helen) Kelley Jr. and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • FAMILY

  • Tim and Debbie Umina, Uncle and Aunt
  • Bob and Shelia Euth, Uncle and Aunt
  • Gene O'Ryan, Uncle
  • Jacob Scott Umina, Nephew
  • Caitlin Marie Umina, Niece
  • Megan Nicole Umina, Niece
  • Thomas E. and Thelma J. Kelley Sr., extended grandparents (deceased)
  • Lee G. and Delores A. Esprit Sr., extended grandparents
  • DONATIONS

  • 4 Paws for Ability
  • Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

Services

24 August

Family to receive friends

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Xenia Elk's

Lodge #668

71 E. Second St.
Xenia, Ohio 45385

24 August

A Traditional Elk's Toast

7:00 pm

Xenia Elk's

Lodge #668

71 E. Second St.
Xenia, Ohio

Memories

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Vivian Bell

August 16, 2019

I never wanted to believe this was coming so I know I didn't see you as often as I could have, maybe thinking it would make it less real. I will always remember Hilton Head, golf, nigjts out, game nights and your generous loving spirit. I will miss you calling me Sis because you love like a sister. You were always the truest of friends, even when we went months without seeing each other. I know you have a dog biscuit tucked in your bra for our Clifford. I miss you dear friend.

Cassie Beverly

August 15, 2019

The first time I met you we were walking into the Ohio State Fair on our way to see Melissa Etheridge perform. Though it was the first time we met I’d been hearing about you for years from JJ and I was excited to meet the infamous Nik! As we passed through security and the metal detectors you did something I will never forget- you reached into your sundress and from your boobs pulled out a knife. I didn’t know how to react. First, how did you get through security without setting off an alarm? Second, who just whips a knife out of their boobs at the fair! This memory is followed by many others, all of which include hysterical laughter. You were one of a kind my friend. Love you always!

Joy Wright

August 13, 2019

I'm trying hard to remember the first time I met you but, it seems you have always been a part of my life. I can't remember a time I was with you that wasn't full of fun and laughter. You were such a different spirit, always happy and forever infectious. I thank you so much for taking care of my Frankie whenever I was traveling and leaving us surprises with the beanie babies (yep, that's an inside joke). I will keep Ty in my prayers and promise to bug him sometimes as I love him just as much. I will miss and love you forever. And to you....Namaste.

Teri Storer

August 12, 2019

My Sis, wow I miss you already so much!! Our friendship was instant!!! She made me smile, we laughed at the same silly stuff, we acted like we could sing some funk in the car and then would just bust out laughing because we stunk at it. We had our favorite music on the way to the golf course that we played to get us pumped up!! Gail Holland and I played a lot of golf with Nikki and our time was so fun together!!! My memories our close to my heart and I will never forget you my friend. You touched my heart forever!! Till me meet again. Give Tara a big hug for me!!! RIH Sis!! Miss your face!!!

Tim Umina

August 12, 2019

Nikki, where do I start. Full of energy, always speaking her mind, standing up for herself and others and loving animals with all her heart. She always referred to me as Uncle Tim and Deb as Auntie Deb. Whatever she did she threw her all into. She came to visit us in Panaca, Nevada a few years back. Her and Ty. She loved the desert here and enjoyed our explorations together. She loved the waterfall in Condor Canyon and the Native American Petroglyphs near by. My memories will be the times we spent here together. Love you forever Nik....

Gail Holland

August 12, 2019

I met Nikki at Sebastian Hills Golf course. She and Teri Rockhold wanted a quick lesson before their first round of night golf. We became instant friends and remained that way till the end. I loved our time on the course! That’s when we had our most fun and conversation. I loved to feed her! Lol. I’ll miss her till I meet her again.

Vickie Harrold

August 12, 2019

I met Nikki at the Elks several years ago in Xenia. Beautiful woman inside and out. Always smiling and full of joy. I've never met anyone like her. Sad to hear of her passing but I know she fought hard.

Dawn O’Regan

August 12, 2019

Nikki and I met in 1986 or ‘87 amd quickly became friends. Nikki was always so much fun, with a quick smile and a warm heart. We had so many good times together. I moved back to Ireland in 1988 and we lost touch until Facebook reunited us a few years ago. I’ll always remember Nikki as that fun loving 14 year old. God speed, my friend. Sincere condolences to her family.

Arlene Wood

August 6, 2019

Nikki was a
beautiful soul with a heart full of love. She was a member of Xenia Elks #668. When my husband and I first joined the Elks about four and a half years ago, she was one of the first people to extend a most welcoming hand to us. Her smile would light up a room and I always looked forward to seeing her. I will miss this beautiful person. My heart goes out to you Tyrone.

Deborah Umina

August 6, 2019

I loved Nikki with all my heart. I will miss her until we meet again. She was fun, loved animals, laughed at goats, and loved ferociously. We love you family and our hearts hurt with yours. We never say goodbye.

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