News Item: Bettie Kelly
(Category: January 2020)
Posted by kylet
Wednesday 29 January 2020 - 13:36:29


Bettie Kelly, a former Portland resident, passed away on January 28, 2020 at the age of 91. She was born on February 27, 1928 to Donald Farris and Dollie (Nichols) Farris of Portland. She graduated from Portland High School in May of 1946 and married her high school sweetheart, Dick Oliver Kelly, who passed away on January 16, 2017. They were married for 71 years.

Surviving are her two daughters, Linda S. (Kelly) Ford of Greenfield, Indiana and Kellie S. Kelly of Fishers, Indiana and their spouses respectively Darrell V. Ford and Anthony S. Tai. Bettie has four grandchildren ; Gary Ford, Andrew Ford, Julia Sample and Kaelyn Tai. Also there are seven great grandchildren; Jakob Ford, Marcus Ford, Alyssa Ford, Wesley Ford, Jackson Sample, Madison Sample and Franklin Ford. Also a special mention to Louis and Susan Griffith of Fort Wayne, Indiana and their children Abby, Andrew and Ashley.

Funeral services will be held at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home 221 North Meridian Street Portland, Indiana on Friday January 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Gil Alicea presiding. Burial will follow in the Wells Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM. Bettie and Dick were members of West Walnut Street Church of Christ in Portland and memorials can be made to the church.

This news item is from Baird-Freeman Funeral Home
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