Bernice Kelly

Bernice L. Kelly

May 7, 1930 - May 17, 2020
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Bernice L. (Brady) Kelly, 90, Seneca, MO passed into eternal rest Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her home in Seneca surrounded by her family.

Bernice Lee Brady was born May 7, 1930 in Seneca, MO the daughter of Truman E. Brady and Lena B. (Holden) Brady.

Bernice was a 1948 graduate of Seneca High School. Bernice Brady met James Kelly in California in 1951 and they were married November 23, 1952 in Yuma, AZ. They moved to Galena, KS in 1977 and then to Seneca, MO in 1983. James preceded her in death April 30, 1986. Bernice was a homemaker. She loved taking care of her yard and her flowers. Bernice was a big Cubs fan and was of the Baptist Faith.

Bernice was preceded in death by; one daughter Dee Ann Hayward; six brothers, Jack, Bill, Kob, Francis, Jimmy and Jerry; two sisters Muggy Malone and Wanda Montgomery.

Survivors include one daughter; Patricia G. Penn, Lucerne, CA; two sons, Michael B. Kelly and wife Roxane, Redding, CA and Kenneth J. Kelly, Seneca, MO; 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Wanda Brady and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Seneca Cemetery with John Crowley and Truman Brady officiating.

Arrangements under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Seneca Food Pantry in care of the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, PO Box 380, Seneca, MO 64865

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    Thursday May 21, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday May 21, 2020 11:00am
    Seneca Cemetery
    Seneca Cemetery
    739-741 Cemetery Rd, Seneca, MO 64865
    SENECA, MO 64865
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Amber Tsuchiura

Posted at 09:57am
Mom and Dad, Uncle Kenny and Aunt Patty, sending you my love and hugs to you all.
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Shane, Jodi, Connor and Cara Kelly

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Brian and Angie King

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May this day be filled with warm memories and peace. Thank you for all the love and support. We will miss you, Grandma.
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