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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Obituary: Genevieve Kelley

  • Genevieve E. Kelley, 96, formerly of East Moline, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory Ltd., Moline. A visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gard...
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  • Genevieve E. Kelley, 96, formerly of East Moline, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory Ltd., Moline. A visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Faith Evangelical Free Church in Moline, where Genevieve’s grandson is the pastor.
    She was born on March 10, 1917, in Moline, the daughter of Leon and Ellen (Vennekohl) Kallman. She married John E. Kelley on Dec. 10, 1938, at Watertown Baptist Church in East Moline. Together they raised three daughters. She was an active member of Wildwood Baptist Church in East Moline and was secretary of Home and Mission for 26 years.
    Genevieve was a wonderful mother and wife and she loved her three girls.
    Survivors include daughters, Susan (Robert) Kennedy of Avon Park, Fla.; Carol (Ronald) Frey of Lynn Center; and Coral Morrow of Colleyville, Texas; grandchildren, Michael (Jeri) Kennedy, Tim (Trish) Kennedy, Julie (Tim) Patrick, Robbin (David) Ballegeer, Sara (Todd) Versluys, Tammy (Bill) Bundy and Joe Morrow Sr.; great grandchildren, Justin Kennedy, Jessica Kennedy and Janae Kennedy; Nicole (Andrew) Miller, Brynn Patrick, John Patrick and Lauren Patrick; Josh (Amy) Ballegeer, Jacob (Ashley) Ballegeer, Joseph Ballegeer and James Ballegeer; RaeLynn Versluys, Grace Versluys and Hannah Versluys; Ellen Powers, Colby Powers and Genevieve Powers; Joe Morrow Jr. and Amanda Morrow; great grandchildren, Hunter Ballegeer, Joe Morrow III and Ian Morrow; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Kelley in 1996; brother, Roy Kallman in 1986; son-in-law, John Morrow in 2003; sister-in-law, Winona Henry in 2013; and great grandson, John Kelley Morrow in 2013.

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