The earthly life of Betty Kelley ended on October 11, 2018. She was born March 15, 1926 in Moatsville, West Virginia, the daughter of the late George H. “Rasty” and May (Annon) Ball. On February 28, 1947, she was united in marriage to Charles H. Kelley. She is survived by their two daughters Connie and husband Ronald Reed of Philippi and Shelby and husband Lynn Phillips of White Oak Community. She was the gifted grandmother of her three grandsons Donovan, Chad, Drew and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles H. in 1985. Betty was the proud sister of ten brothers; Carl and wife Bonnie (both deceased), George Harold and wife Martha (deceased), Donald and wife Glena (both deceased), Hubert (deceased infant), Lewis (deceased) and wife Edith, Hayward and wife Lucille (deceased), Wilbert ad wife Doris (deceased) and Sandra, Cecil and wife Darlene, Charles (deceased), David and wife Henrietta. Betty was a lifelong resident of Barbour County and lived in the Valley Furnace Community for many decades where she was a devoted member of the New Hope Valley Methodist Church.
Betty was educated in Barbour County and graduated from Kasson High in the class of 1944. She worked for a short time at Arthurdale making radios for the military during World War II. She took great pride in being a homemaker, mother, friend and a good neighbor. She was an excellent quilter and loved working in her yard.
Due to health issues, she resided at Talbotts Care in Belington since 2017. Betty (Ball) Kelley was a giver of her time and talent and love for all. All have been blessed to call her friend.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday October 15, from 5-8 pm and on Tuesday October 16, from 8-11 am the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. She will be laid to rest in the New Hope Valley Cemetery where she will once again be beside her husband. Memorial contributions to honor her life may be made to the New Hope Valley Cemetery Fund o/c Jeff Kelley 1888 Mountaineer Rd. Moatsville, WV 26405, or your favorite charity.