Vonnie Mae Jones Kelley went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, at Mercy Hospice in Fort Smith.
She was born April 28, 1920, to Arlie and Zettie Ashmore Jones in Pottsville. She grew up on Crow Mountain and was a lifelong resident of Pope County. She married Robert Duluth Kelley on Dec. 19, 1940.
Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and a member of Russellville First Assembly of God. She taught Sunday School at Stella Manor Nursing Home for more than 25 years.
Vonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years; her sisters, Bea Cameli and Irene Dane; a granddaughter, LaNita Reed; and a grandson-in-law, David McGee.
Left to cherish her memory are three children, Laveta Reed and husband Thomas of Russellville, Robert Kelley and wife Jane of Benton, Rita Woolf and husband Warren of Fort Smith; grandchildren, Kelly Carnell of Van Buren, Tonya Rushin and husband Brent of Jacksonville, Rob Kelley and wife Jeana of Benton, Jeff Kelley and wife Sheri of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Melanie Morris of Sommerville, Mass., Greg Woolf and wife Kelly of Van Buren, and Greta McGee of Fort Smith; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and a brother, E.R. Jones and wife Peggy of Pottsville.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Russellville First Assembly of God with the Rev. Greg Woolf officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park by Humphrey Funeral Service, 2801 West Main in Russellville. telephone (479) 968-4411.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Fireside Room at Russellville First Assembly.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, P.O. Box 17000, Fort Smith, AR 72917.
Family comments: The family would like to thank Legacy Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation Center staff for the excellent care Mrs. Kelley received during her stay there.