Margaret Louise Kelsey

August 9, 1924March 9, 2014
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Kelsey, Margaret Louise, 89, of Louisville passed on March 9, 2014 at her home.

She was a School Teacher retiring from Norton Elementary. Margaret was a United States Navy (W.A.V.E.S) Veteran, member of Beargrass Christian Church and the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of University of Louisville and a volunteer for Gilda's Club and Hosparus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Kelsey and two children, David and Patricia Kelsey. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Nancy Kelsey, Betty Bastin (Bill), John E. Kelsey (Joyce) and Judy Hagan (George); one brother, Harry Morrison; seven grandchildren, Trevor, Olivia, Tyler, Brittany, Connor, Cassie and Haley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00am on Friday in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village. Burial with Military Honors will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 3:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday and after 9:00am on Friday.

Memorial gifts may be made to Gilda's Club or Hosparus. Please visit us at to leave a condolence for the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 14, 2014

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Donna Church

April 12, 2014

Margaret, or as we called her, "The Hugging Grandma", was a huge blessing to us and to my dad when he was at Hospice 11 years ago. He always enjoyed talking with her and getting a big hug from her. So sorry for your loss.

Betsy & Roger Gibson

March 13, 2014

We will remember her with her beautiful smile and lovely white hair, warm under her U of L blanket and lovingly cared for by Nancy. Thinking of her and your family, knowing you were so blessed and very sorry for your loss. She is undoubtedly already standing with God.

ellen cardwell

March 13, 2014

You are missed by the family that loved you to no end. Your son John is one special person. Coach loved my son as if he was his own. GRANDMA KELSEY..You and Michael meet once again..You both are our guardian angels now.

Merydith Wilson

March 13, 2014

Just sitting here and looking at the beautiful pictures, what an amazing life! We were lucky to know her and share smiles and her laughter. Know that Tom and I are thinking of the family at this time.

Debbie, Brent and Erin Rainey

March 13, 2014

She was one of a kind. Such a caring, loving, generous friend, Mom and Grandma to all.. She will never be forgotten! Bless her beautiful family.

Tricia Trent

March 13, 2014

Praying for you and your family, Brittany. You all are in my thoughts.

Joe, Joy, Alexandra Lake

March 12, 2014

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. I heard so much about your mom that I felt I knew her. What a special lady.

March 12, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Kelsey and Bastin families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lisa and Brent White

Kevin O'Bryan

March 12, 2014

My condolences to the John Kelsey and the entire Kelsey family. My family will pray for all during this difficult time.

John Morrison

March 11, 2014

Aunt Margaret,You made a tremendous impact in people's lives and my Dad's especially, I will miss you, Rest in Peace.