Leanore K. Kelley, 83, was active in church work

September 15, 2004

Leanore K. Kelley, a homemaker and active church member, died of heart failure Friday at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 83.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Leanore Kathryn Marx graduated in 1938 from the old Girls Vocational School on North Washington Street and worked several years for Jarman Motors.

After her marriage in 1941 to William L. Kelley, the couple moved to Skinners Neck near Rock Hall, where she lived until her death. Her husband, an operator for Tenneco Chemicals Inc., died in 1985.

She enjoyed raising azaleas and other flowers, and listening to Southern gospel music. She was an avid Orioles fan.

Mrs. Kelley was a longtime member of Rock Hall United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Rock Hall church.

She is survived by her two sons, William L. Kelley Jr. of Bondurant, Iowa, and Jonathan R. Kelley of Bridgeville, Del.; a daughter, Jeanne K. Geibel of Rock Hall; a brother, Charles E. Marx Jr. of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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