Carolyn Ann Kelley

August 29, 1935October 12, 2020

Carolyn Ann Kelley, 85 of Louisville KY passed away on October 12, 2020.

She was born on August 29, 1935 in Orleans, Indiana to the late Gerald Tedrow & Barbara M. Hart. She is also preceded in death by her husband, John D. Kelley; sons, John R. Kelley & William Lynn Kelley.

Carolyn was a member of Beargrass Christian Church; she loved traveling, collecting property, shopping and most of all spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Tina Smith (Wendell Kelley) and Anthony Kelley (Donna); husband, JC Barnett; step-daughter, Lurindia Parker; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven (4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218). A service to honor the life of Carolyn will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Carolyn will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hosparus of Louisville


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


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Susan Cullen

October 19, 2020

We had the opportunity to spend time with Carolyn during some of our combined family vacations to Dale Hollow. We really enjoyed her warm and friendly personality. She had so much spunk! She loved her family dearly, and we are so glad we got to know her.
Kevin and Sue Cullen

Preston & Luenette Smith

October 18, 2020

We were privileged to have Carolyn and my brother, JC, in our home. We enjoyed the time we spent with her. I am thankful for the joy she brought into my brother's life.
Preston & Luenette Smith

Juanita Coleman

October 17, 2020

I met Carolyn at a breakfast date with my wonderful uncle JC. They were so happy. She had light in her eyes and she made his eyes twinkle again. I was grateful to her... I liked her... she was a lady of taste and joy.

JC Barnett

October 16, 2020

A friend of my 1st wife introduced Carolyn and I about 2 years after the wife died from ALZ about a year after that Carolyn called me and asked if I would take her to lunch and when I said no she was flabbergasted and I said but I will take you to dinner and that was the beginning of a everlasting loving relationship.


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