Imogene (Phipps) Kelley

Born: Sun., Jun. 7, 1925
Died: Thu., Feb. 12, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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L. Imogene Kelley
ELDRED — L. Imogene Kelley, 89, of Park Avenue, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 12, 2015) at her residence following a brief illness.
Born June 7, 1925, in Clintonville, she was the daughter of Addison and Elfie Eakin Phipps. On June 22, 1945, in the Evangelical United Bretheran Church in Rixford, she married Ivan D. Kelley, who passed away on Oct. 5, 2011.
A 1943 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center, Imogene had been employed as a teller at Producers Bank in Bradford and at Slavin’s Furniture in Eldred. She was a Tupperware consultant in the Eldred area for 16 years. She and her husband owned and operated Kelley Trailer Sales in Eldred as Coachman dealers for many years.
Along with her husband, she was founder of the Coachman Camping Club of Eldred.
Surviving are two sons, Donald Kelley of Erie and Robert (Kelly Backus) Kelley of Smethport; a daughter, Debra Kelley of Eldred; nine grandchildren, Todd (Jodi) Rice of Crosby, Brian (Ashley) Kelley of Bradford, Lori (Joe) Ezzolo of Duke Center, Kelley (Jim) Taggart of Coryville, Kevin (Tiffany) Kelley of Victory Mills, N.Y., Ryan (Ann Burdick) Kelley of Coryville, Sean (Danielle) Kelley of Pleasant Gap, Robert (Susan Merry) Kelly Jr. of Smethport and Joshua (Danielle) Stebbins of Eldred; and 26 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Ann Rice on Feb. 17, 2013; and her son-in-law, Roger Rice, also on Aug. 5, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, with the Rev. Keith Hillard, Imogene’s nephew, officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred. Friends were invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  
The family requests that memorials may be made to the hospice of the donar’s choice.
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Judy Slavin Ballak
   Posted Sun February 15, 2015
Sorry about the passing of your dear mother. She was a breath of sunshine at Slavins Furniture. I have many fun memories of her.

Trina Johnson Smith
   Posted Sun February 15, 2015
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Your parents were wonderful friends to my parents. I remember visiting your house when I was little with my Dad and Mom, great memories. May your memories and the love of family and friends help you through this time.
God Bless you all.

Steve Sylvester & Esther Sylvester
   Posted Sun February 15, 2015
Its been many long years since the 40 Coachmen. Many fond memories of Imogene and Ivan. My mother and myself send our thoughts to you.

Jean Morton
   Posted Mon February 16, 2015
So sorry to hear of our Mom's passing. May God bless you all.

Sandy Walker
   Posted Mon February 16, 2015
My sympathy to your whole family. Imogene was a great lady. I met her at Tupperware Parties even before I knew Jean Ann. She always had a smile and a kind word.