ELDON, Mo. — Marian B. (Kelley) Smith, 86, of Roswell, N.M., died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Villa Marie Nursing Home in Jefferson City. She was born May 17, 1926, in Kansas City, to Edward and Ethel (Wohlfahrt) Kelley. Marian was preceded in death by her father, in 1943; her mother, in 1962; a son Kelley Lee Mathis, in 2005; a husband Raymond E. Smith, in 1991; and five siblings: Lillian J. Kelley, in 1936; Edward E. Kelley, in 1969; Ethel L. (Kelley) Hartzell, in 1994; Charles H. Kelley, in 1999; and May A. (Kelley) Proper, in 2011.
Marian was a traveling wife, following her husband throughout the U.S. in his construction line of work. They moved coast-to-coast and north-to-south. They loved the great outdoors and boating. The last big move was to Roswell, where she remained until poor health brought her back to Missouri.
Survivors include three brothers, William C. Kelley and his wife Thelma, of Eldon, Arthur R. Kelley and his wife Sharon, of Independence, and Earl A. Kelley, of Olathe, Kan.; one sister Lorene E. A. (Kelley) Dickinson and her husband Ralph, of Blue Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
At Marian’s request, she will be cremated. Graveside services will be held at the Eldon City Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Villa Marie Nursing Home, 1030 Edmonds St., Jefferson City, MO 65109.
Arrangements are under the directions of Phillips Funeral Home, of Eldon.