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Etta Belle Kelley
Funeral service for Etta Belle Kelley, 88, of Chickasha, OK will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 in the McRay Funeral Home Chapel. John Freeman will officiate.
Etta Belle Kelley was born the daughter of Floyd Pendergraft and Laura Brown Pendergraft on August 31, 1928 in Neosho, MO. She died on January 2, 2017 in Chickasha.
Etta grew up in Neosho, MO and married Robert J. Kelley soon after graduating from high school. They moved to Chickasha where they owned the Kelley Shoe Store for many years. She and her husband also started Kelley Real Estate. While running the shoe store and the real estate company Etta still managed to raise six children. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved listening to her music.
Etta was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Laura Pendergraft, her husband Robert J. Kelley, her daughter Cheryl Cramer, four sisters and two brothers.
Etta is survived by her daughters Carron Gage and husband David, Sharon Hicks, Connie Brown and Charlotte Alexander and husband Alan; her son Robert "Buddy" Kelley and wife Judy; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Service is under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Published on January 3, 2017
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