Kelly L. Levine

September 27, 1960February 27, 2019

Springfield, IL-Kelly L. Levine, 58, a lifelong resident of Springfield passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm, her family by her side.

She was born in Springfield, September 27, 1960 the daughter of Bernard A. “Bernie” and Betty Ann (Pappas) Levine. Her mother and a daughter, Tiffany Dougherty both preceded her in death.

Kelly worked for the State of Illinois Department of Insurance until her retirement after 25 years of service. She was a member of Temple B’rith Shalom. Kelly worked diligently to raise her family. She had an infectious smile and a welcoming heart.

Surviving are her two sons: Johnny Dougherty Jr and Jacob (Angela Butler) Chase both of Springfield, an abundance of loving grandchildren, her father and step-mother Bernie and Grace Levine of Chatham, sister, Dana (John Wells) Levine of Springfield, her brother, Douglas (life partner Calvin Yeung) Levine of Los Angeles, CA and her nephew.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, where the family will greet friends from 10:00 am til the time of the funeral service at 11:00 Thursday, March 7, 2019 Rabbi Michael Datz will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Simmons Cancer Institute. Online condolences may be left for the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019

Kelly L. Levine

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Randy Strode

March 7, 2019

Rest in Peace my friend..the kind of peace you wished for all of us. All the years and all the memories, you will always be remembered..

Paula Larson Crumpler

March 6, 2019

To all the Family,
I've known Kelly since back in High School. She was so much fun to be around and so carefree and laid back. As time went on we lost connection and reunited later on.
Her children were her everything!
I watched Kelly bring a man back to life three times and safe his life!
She was an amazing person to know, I'm happy I got that chance to know Kelly Levine!
God bless her Soul..
Till we meet again..
RIP my friend..

Linda (Egnot) Pappas

March 5, 2019

I am so very sad about Kelly's passing. It's been years since I've seen her, but I can still clearly hear her giddy-laughter. I know losing her will leave a huge hole, for so many; may you find comfort in warm memories & in each other's love during this difficult time. My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to Bernie & Shug, Dana, Doug, her children & her extended family.

Shelley Hodges

March 5, 2019

So Sorry for your loss of Kelly I went to school with her I remember her beautiful smile

Donna Harris

March 5, 2019

Although I know there are no words that can be said to take away the pain, know that she will be truly missed and accept our sincerest condolences.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead.

Joe Sommer II

March 4, 2019

My deepest condolences and warmest prayers for the entire family for their loss . I can say I had the pleasure of knowing Kelly and she will be greatly missed but definitely never forgotten . Her and I shared many stories together and she was fun to be around . I love and miss ya (CELLY) love Joe

Mary von Liski

March 4, 2019

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Wishing the family: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain; cherished memories; peace.

Lynn Vanesse

March 4, 2019

My deepest condolences to Kelly's family. Remembering her, Dana and Doug as kids in the neighborhood bring back fond memories.

May your memories help ease the pain.

Lynn Vanesse

Charlotte Rose

March 1, 2019

Some the best memories ever were always woth the whole family, rather it was a birthday party or a holiday. We always all got together and just hung out. Had some the greatest times and memories from those events being able to hang out and talk with Mama Kelly. She was an amazing and strong woman, and would give anything for those she loved. I am deeply sadden by her passing and I send my deepest condolences to everyone who loved her. She was a very special woman and we are all so lucky to have had her in our lives!! Rest In Peace Kelly, we will miss you so much!