Marilyn June Kelley, 81, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at her son’s home.
She was born August 5, 1939, in Noblesville, the daughter of Voss F. Johnson and Helen V. (Hiday) Brown. On November 30, 1957, she married Carroll Wayne Kelley, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 1974.
Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Rea Dawn Rule and husband, David, of Mountain View, Hawaii, Denise Caroline Gragg and husband, Rick, of Shelbyville; sons, Carroll Wayne Kelley Jr., and Curtis Wade Kelley and wife, Cindy, both of Shelbyville; sisters, Carolyn Burrow and husband, Hilton, of Lexington, Rosemary Shupe and husband, Donnie, and Ann Beagle, both of Noblesville; brother, Raymond McGrayel and wife, Lisa of Noblesville; grandchildren, Joshua Grimes, Carissa Winslow, Justin Grimes, Amanda Ramirez, Jason Gragg, Matthew Gragg, Gage Kelley, Morgan Scott, Noah Kelley, Daniel Kelley and Faith Kelley; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to Carroll, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Ross Allen Johnson.
Marilyn graduated in 1957 from Mount Auburn High School. She received an associates degree in accounting at Ivy Tech College.
She was a longtime member of Mount Auburn Christian Church, where she had formerly helped with bereavement dinners and taught youth group.
Marilyn retired in 1987, from Tovey Shoes in Columbus, where she was the accountant and office manager for over 10 years.
She was also a 57-year member of the Buzzin Dozen Home Extension Club.
Marilyn enjoyed camping with her sisters. She also enjoyed cross stitching and had entered pieces in the open class at the Shelby County Fair.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Brian Scott officiating.
Interment will be at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Auburn Christian Church Building Fund, 5894 W 900 S, Edinburgh, Indiana 46124.
Online condolences may be shared with Marilyn’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.