Ruth Elizabeth Kelly

March 15, 1925 - May 28, 2015

03/15/1925 - 05/28/2015

Ruth Elizabeth Kelly, 90 of St. Clairsville, Ohio formerly of Key Ridge died Thursday, May 28, 2014 at the East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was born March 15, 1925 in Moundsville, West Virginia a daughter of the late James Patterson and Sarah Ann Manion Darnley.

Ruth was a retired cashier with the Kroger Company in St. Clairsville, Ohio for seventeen years and a member of the Thoburn United Methodist Church. She had also worked at the Ohio Valley Mall, Wheeling Stamping, Bloch Brothers, Sylvania, RCA in Cambridge, Marx Toy Factory, Presutti Fireworks and manufacturing grenades during World War II. She was also active in the PTA, Band Mothers, Child Guidance, Tops, Homemakers and the United Methodist Woman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis F. “Jack” Kelly on June 24, 1993, her ten brothers and sisters, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Yourkovich and a son-in-law, Clyde Hendershot, Jr.

Surviving are her children, Sally Jerry Marling of Bellaire, Ohio, Clair “Joe” Long of Bellaire, Ohio, Patricia Hendershot of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Robert “Mike” Barbara Kelly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mary Amiel Helle of Delaware, Ohio and Colleen Ron Burgess of St. Clairsville, Ohio and special friend, Gloria Arn. Also twenty-one grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren, twelve great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Sunday from Noon to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and Monday from 9 am until time of services at 11 am. Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Key, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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Brenda Porter Fox
8 years ago

Family, Ruth was a shining example to me during my young life, living and growing up in our Mt Zion community. Mary, the memories of my youth and our friendship was only made easier with the way your mom made me feel welcomed. She went to be with our Lord on my birthday. Her warm ways and love will never be forgotten. In Christ’s Love, Brenda

Patty Bauknecht Valloric
8 years ago

Mary and family,

So sorry about your mom. You have my deepest sympathy

Patty Bauknecht Valloric

Vita Norris
8 years ago

Ruth always made me chuckle at the

TOPS meeting. We shared laughs and stories. My deepest condolences to her family.