Graveside Services for Beryl Kelley, 100, Clinton resident will be held 3:00 P.M., Friday, January 8, 2021 in the Pavilion of the Clinton Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Dale Nease and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Ines Beryl Kelley was born January 14, 1920 to Leonard and Nellie (Munson) Alexander southwest of Taloga, OK and departed this world January 6, 2021 just a week before her 101 st birthday.
She was raised in the Taloga area and attended Lone Pine School through the fourth grade. The family moved to a farm northwest of Arapaho Oklahoma and she attended school in Arapaho through her junior year.
She married Earl “Bill” Kelley on May 20, 1936. They had four children. Beryl was saved and baptized in the Nazarene Church in Clinton where she served many years as church treasurer and taught Sunday School Classes.
In 1976 she and Bill joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she served on the funeral dinner committee. She worked many years for the Custer County Election Board.
Many homes in Clinton and the surrounding area were papered by Beryl. She could paper the ceilings as well as the walls all her by herself. Because of her love of papering, she and Bill decided to open a paint and wallpaper store. In August 1959 they opened Kelley’s Paint and Wallpaper on Frisco Avenue.
Out growing that building, they built a large building on North 9 th Street and named it Kelley’s Decorating Center expanding the business with flooring and drapes. She made many beautiful drapes for all over Western Oklahoma.
In 1976 they sold the store and retired. They loved to travel and joined a camper club. Bill and Beryl were both active in AARP and both serving as presidents of the local Senior Citizens Chapter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents, a daughter, Glenda Cash, son, John Kelley, and two sons in law, Leon “Buzz” Miller and Marland Cash. Also preceding her were two brothers, Myron and Loyd Alexander and two sisters, Elizabeth Bozarth and Gladys LaFeverJones,
She leaves to mourn two daughters, Darlene Miller, Thomas, OK and Shirley Carr, Hydro, OK.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren.