Alice Kelley

Alice H. Kelley

1915 - 2005

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Obituary of Alice H. Kelley

Alice H. Kelley, age 90 of 441 South Governor Street, Iowa City died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Paul Akin officiating. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Sunday parking ordinance will be in effect for the streets near the church for funeral parking. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service and after 9am Saturday at the church. Memorial donations can be made in Alice’s memory to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for her family through our website @www.gayandciha. Alice Hortense Kelley was born January 17, 1915 in Iowa City the daughter of Thomas D. and Hortense E. (Westcott) Kelley. She graduated from Iowa City City High School in the class of 1933 and from the State University of Iowa with her Bachelors of Science Degree in 1938. For a couple of years she worked as a secretary at the university. In 1940, she joined the staff of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Here she worked until retiring in 1975 as the secretary to the publisher. Some thought of Alice as the female version of Irving Weber, longtime Iowa City Historian. Alice loved Iowa City, her involvement in numerous clubs and organizations throughout the years included Altrussa, CAR, DAR, University Club, Visiting Nurses Association Board Member, University of Iowa Alumni Association, Hoover Library Member, Plum Grove Chapter of Embroiders Guild of America, Chapter AL T.T.T., Johnson County Historical Society, and a number of bridge clubs. She has been a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church where she was involved in United Methodist Women. For many you will remember seeing Alice as a volunteer at Mercy Hospital’s Gift Shop. Her family includes a nephew and his wife, Carter and Dee Kelley of Escondido, CA, great-nephew, Christopher Kelley of Gilbert, AZ, and great-niece, KC Kelley of Carlsbad, CA., three great-great-nieces and nephews, Nikolas, Jesse James, and Copeland. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Emory Kelley and her sister, Mary Louise Kelley.