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Martha E. Kelley

November 19, 1927 - May 15, 2020

Martha E. Kelley, 92, of Chillicothe, Ohio passed away on the morning of May 15, 2020. Her earthly heart came to rest as her heavenly heart took over to carry her Home and into the hands of her Lord and Savior.

She was born November 19, 1927 in Wheeling, WV where she spent most of her life prior to experiencing a stroke in 2015, which opened the opportunity to live with her only daughter and family in Chillicothe.

Family preceding her in death were: husband Charles L. Kelley, parents Herman L. and Alberta H. Custer, brother Edward and (Lois) Custer and sister Margaret and (Ray) Lanoue. Surviving is her daughter Susan L. and (Ronald) Cook, grandson Christopher Cook and grandson Timothy and (Lydia) Cook, and great grand daughter Gwendolyn Cook, all of Chillicothe. Her extended family included many nieces and nephews who she always cherished, and especially nieces Karen McDiffitt (deceased) and Linda Lanoue whom she loved as daughters.

Martha (know by many as Lib) enjoyed a long life and the gifts that go with it. She was a member of the Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church of Wheeling and later enjoyed the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe. She was an Ohio Valley Medical Center volunteer and a proud member of the Presbyterian Women’s association. She worked in the Wheeling area while providing a home for her family and later was a caregiver for her husband of forty years. She enjoyed dancing, roller skating, reading, bingo and church as well as doing puzzles while watching the wildlife that visited outside her windows in Chillicothe.

Her favorite charities included her churches, the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.  To make an online contribution to: Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, click here; First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, click here; American Cancer Society, click here; and the American Lung Association, click here.
Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV, Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 11 am until time of funeral service at 1 pm, with the Reverend Dr. Jason T. Link officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Location:

Greenwood Cemetery

1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003


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