Wilder Funeral Home

4890 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL


Aimee Bliss Kelso

December 31, 1975June 8, 2019

Aimee Bliss Kelso, 43, of Homosassa, FL, who was a loving and devoted wife and mother, lost her valiant 5 year battle with cancer and slipped into the arms of her beloved Savior Jesus on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

A lifelong resident of Citrus County, Aimee was born December 31, 1975 in St. Petersburg, FL, attended Crystal River High School and graduated from Bolles Preparatory School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida in 1998, where she was an active member of Reformed University Fellowship.

As a gifted singer, Aimee sang for the local band Common Ground. She was also a talented interior decorator, and owner of Blissful Kreations. She was a trusted wedding planner and stellar event coordinator. She blessed her community with her voice for many special events and holidays. She loved being on the water: boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and scalloping. She treasured vacationing in the Blue Ridge Mountains and spending time with her family and friends. Aimee loved people and serving them. She was a second mom to many, and served Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church (SRPC) and Seven Rivers Christian School (SRCS) tirelessly. She was devoted to her church family , where she was a member since the age of 13, serving on the praise team, for many of those years, as well as working in Children and Student Ministry, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) ministry and team Mom for Katelyn’s volleyball and basketball teams. Aimee was employed by SRCS where she worked in the library, coached golf, organized and planned major events, and was a leader in the Parents Association. She also shared her gifts as a guest praise team member at Nature Coast and Redeemer (SRPC sister churches). Some of her colleagues’ accolades: “ A imee, you were the epitome of joy, love, generosity, and compassion. You gave so much even when you had very little strength to give. Your voice was a gift whether you were singing, speaking words of comfort, reading to students, or simply laughing that infectious laugh. Your hands were hands of service in too many ways to list across SRPC & SRCS and touched so many of our lives. You were the Proverbs 31 woman Jesus spoke of.”

Aimee was preceded in death by her son Brody Lee; her Nana, Ruth Young; and her nephew, Noah Crane. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Ricky Lee Kelso (Rick), married on March 13, 1999; daughters Katelyn and Averie, all of Homosassa; her mother Beverly Crane-Crist, and husband Donald (Don) of Crystal River; her father Bruce Crane and his wife Lorraine of Hernando; younger brother Travis Crane and his wife Amelia, and their sons Timothy, Peter, and Samuel, all of Bryceville, FL; father-in- law Roger Kelso, of Fort Myers, FL; mother- in- law Carolyn Kelso; brother- in- law Brian Kelso; niece Skylar; nephews Alex and Kayden, all of Ohio.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26

A memorial service for Aimee will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto, FL. There will be a reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Seven Rivers Christian School for the education of Aimee’s daughters, Katelyn and Averie Kelso. Donations can be sent to: Seven Rivers Christian School 4221 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461. Please note “Kelso Education” with your donation


22 June

Memorial Service

10:30 am

Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church

4221 W. Gulf To Lake Highway
Lecanto, Florida 34461


Aimee Bliss Kelso

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Thomas Stephenson

June 17, 2019

i will truly miss you. You where one of my best friends and also like another mom to me. my god be with your family thru this difficult time an also i know she is up in heaven looking down at us and she not suffering an i know she would not want us to be sad because she is with our heavenly father having a great time she is cancer free and not sick .

Jeff Goh

June 17, 2019

Dear Rick, Katelyn, and Averie. We are so sorry to hear of Aimee's death. We have been praying for you all for the last 2 years since moving to China. Taylor has prayed consistently for Averie and misses her. We were hoping to see Aimee this summer when we return. I will always remember Aimee as one of the 5th grade Mom's who helped me through my first year at SRCS. Aimee made a huge impact on the SR family; she made an impact on our family too. We will continue to pray during this time of mourning. We hope we can see you all in person soon. The Gohs

Sonia Militscher

June 16, 2019

I’ve only known you a very short time but to know you is to love you. You will be deeply missed. You made a big impact on me and to many people. The way you carried yourself. You was sick and you still put everyone else first. The conversations about your family. You truly adored your girls. So glad you got to go on your recent trip with your daughter. I’m so sorry Rick, daughters and family She was very special to so many. To her mom she truly was blessed to have you. You as well have a big heart.

Robert Crane

June 16, 2019

Dear Rick, Averie, and Katelyn - Mary and I are saddened by the loss of Aimee. She was such a loving and good person. None of us know God’s plan for us. We can only hope we will see her again some day and it will all be clear. Our love and prayers are with you.
Bob & Mary

Paula Joy

June 15, 2019

Mrs Kelso read to my son, Grady, at preschool and he adored her! He would beam when he spoke of her.

We moved to north Florida shortly after preK, I’m just learning of this most tragic event! My heart is so very sad.
I lost my mother to cancer 4 years ago, so I especially ache for her daughters. You don’t know me, but I knew of you threw your mother. She adored you, I believe she still does and can see you even now.

I am praying for comfort for you and your family.

My most sincerely condolences ~

Paula Joy

patsy and jim RAYBURN

June 15, 2019

aimee was a great mom.good neighbor,all around wonderful person she will be missed ..we are thankful to have known her and will never forget her beautiful smile ......god be with you always,
patsy and jim rayburn...

Linda Medley

June 15, 2019

I have known Aimee since she was a child. My sister babysat her and her sister. She is definitely going to be missed in this community but her light will always shine bright in the memory of us who loved her. Rest peacefully sweet girl. Linda Medley

Jim Witherow

June 15, 2019

Deepest condolences to you all. Years ago Aimee and I were rehearsing a duet for praise team. I was having trouble matching the sweetness of her voice. She said” just relax and pretend you’re singing one of your babies to sleep”. Good advice but an impossible dream next to her. We’ll all miss her terribly.

Dawn Dorsey

June 15, 2019

I've known Aimee for many years, we used to live in citrus counry, were members of SRPC, and our sons attended SRCS.
Aimee was such a beautiful friend and so giving in everything she did.
Even though we moved away several years ago, I've had the joy of praying with her throughout her cancer journey. I have loved seeing her when we visited, and receiving one of her warm and welcoming hugs!
I loved seeing her smiling and ENJOYING her trip to Italy this year, and seeing her JOY.
Aimee was a once in a lifetime kind of friend. She will be missed by everyone she touched.
It was an HONOR to call her friend 💜

Kelley Reynolds

June 11, 2019

Remember when Aimee was born, back when the Crystal River gang was having our babies. Lots of fun on our river, Birthday parties, etc. I left the area for several years and when returned, Aimee had grown into a lovely young lady. Such a blessing to watch her life and love for Jesus unfold over the years. And her voice...that of an angel.

My heart aches for her husband, children,, parents and her family, but I smile to myself knowing she is in the arms of her Savior.
With Love and Sympathy,