Joyce (Betz) Kellie

July 10, 1930 ~ July 3, 2020 (age 89)


Joyce Louise (Betz) Kellie, 89, of Winamac passed away peacefully at 12:30 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at her home.

Born on July 10, 1930 in Birdsall, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Waltz) Betz.

She graduated in 1949 from Adrian High School.

On August 6, 1950 she married Robert J. Kellie.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 2020.

Joyce and Bob moved to Winamac in 1967.  She was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church.  In her earlier days Joyce helped with memorial and Kiwanis dinners at the church.

Joyce was also employed at the formers Russell’s Store for several years.  She was well known for her various volunteer works which included helping out at the Pulaski Healthcare Center and donating over 1500 lap quilts to various centers in need, that she had made.

Those who knew Joyce will also never forget her “famous” sugar cookies with her husband, Bob’s decorating touch.  She enjoyed baking and sharing it with others.  Joyce also enjoyed embroidering and playing cards, especially King in the Corner and 500 Rummy with her granddaughters or whoever else she could get to play and most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth McClure of Winamac, granddaughters, Lindsey (Brent) Ropp, Ashley (Zachary) Armstrong, Jessica Thompson, Amber Thompson and Susan Stotler and 8 great grandchildren, Lexi, Nathaniel, Jackson, Leo, Rylan, Skylar, Jonathan and Michelle.

She was also preceded in death by son, Michael William Kellie and grandson, Michael William Kellie, Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Winamac First United Methodist Church with Lay Leader Barbara Kleinofen officiating.

Burial will follow at the Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Guardian Angel Hospice and/or First United Methodist Church or Quilts of Valor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center.

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Celebration of Life
July 10, 2020

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

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