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KELLEY, Marie B., age 89

Died: Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until Noon on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Evergreen Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21 2020 at St. Olaf Catholic church (3220 Monroe Street, Eau Claire) with the Father James Kurzynski officiating  

There IS NOT a public visitation at church. Doors will be opened 20 minutes prior to mass.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be given to Marie's favorite charities.


Marie B. Kelley, age 89, of Altoona passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Dove Healthcare-West in Eau Claire. 

Marie was born on May 17, 1931 to the late John H. and Julia (Bruha) Derks in Boyd, Wisconsin. She grew up in Boyd attending both East Riverside School and St. Joseph School. Marie then went to Chippewa Valley Technical College Beauty School to become a hairdresser. In 1952, Marie was united in marriage to Paul Meyer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Boyd. Paul passed away on March 18, 1972.

For several years, she owned and operated Hollywood Beauty Salon before working with Grace Edgewood Assisted Living for 35 years as a hairdresser. In 1984, Marie married Gordon R. Kelley at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire. Marie was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church singing in the church choir and the Altoona Lions. Marie enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and caring for the elderly.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon; daughters, Diane Meyer and Donna Meyer both of Altoona; grandchildren, Paul (Gina) Sessions and Angela (Tim) Dutter; great grandchildren, Kristin, Jenna and Luke Sessions, Dylan Latterell; stepchildren, Pat (Ruthanne) Kelley, Peggy (Tom) Thompson, Kathleen Kelley, Mike Kelley and Bridget Kelley; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; sisters, Julie Ciolkosz, Barb (Paul) Slowiak and Betty (Don) Slowiak; many other family members and friends.

Marie was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

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