Mrs. Ethel Mae Kelley, 89, formerly of Andover, passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2013) under the care of HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Fla.
Mrs. Kelley was born in Hornell on Aug. 2, 1923, the daughter of Floyd and Eva (Manning) Crowner. She was a 1941 graduate of Andover Central School. On Dec. 3, 1947, she married Fred Charles Kelley, Sr., who predeceased her on March 14, 2009.
Ethel was a bookkeeper for the Andover Central School District for 18 years until her retirement in 1986. Previously, she worked for Alfred University, also as a bookkeeper, for 12 years.
She will be deeply missed by daughters: Rebecca A. (Leon Robert) Fanton of Wellsville and Nora L. Sample of Brooksville, Fla. and son: Fred C. (Tracy) Kelley Jr. of Wellsville. She is also survived by a sister: Norma (Gene) Cedruly of Wellsville, who she loved dearly. Additionally, she is survived by 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ethel enjoyed painting and reading books. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of Eastern Star. She loved to stay in touch via the internet with her family and friends; separated by distance, but held close in her heart.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday (August 10) at 1:00 at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. Burial will follow in Hornell Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Ethel’s name may be made to: HCH Sturgill Hospice Care Center 12242 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34613, or to Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.