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Barbara J. Kelly

March 6, 1935 — April 26, 2003

Barbara J. Kelly

BARBARA J. KELLY, age 68 of New Paris, Ohio, died Saturday, April 26, 2003 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana after an extended illness. Born on March 6, 1935 in Richmond, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Crowder) Pruett. She was retired from Ken Construction where she assisted her husband with the managment of their construction company. Prior to moving back to New Paris in 1999 she and her husband lived in Florida for 22 years. She is preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Survived by her husband of 32 years: Kenneth R. Kelly; Daughter: Pam Foust of New Paris, Ohio; Sons and Daughter-in-Law: Curt Kelly of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Rod and Pam Martin of Cape Coral, Florida and Troy Kelly of Liberty, Indiana; Sister & Brother-in-Law: Patty and Darrel Schuerman of Richmond, Indiana; Mother-in-Law: Opal Kelly of New Paris, Ohio; Sisters-in-Law and Spouses: Darcus and Wayne Kirkpatrick and Dorothy and Dick Frist both of New Paris, Ohio; Brother-in-Law and Spouse: William and Maxine Smith; Grandchildren: Brandy, Nikki and Dustin Foust, Tony, Angie, Andrew and Melanie Martin and Jenna Kelly; Great Grandchildren: Ashley and Riley Martin. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 11:00 A.M. (Ohio Time) at The First Baptist Church - 6751 St. Rt. 320 - New Paris, Ohio with Rev. Reggie Osborne officiating. Interment will be held in Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 28, 2003 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.(Ohio Time) at the Barnes Funeral Home- 109 West Main Street- New Paris, Ohio 45347. Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church - 6751 St. Rt. 320- New Paris, Ohio 45347. Condolences may be sent to the family via Guest Book at

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Past Services


Monday, April 28, 2003

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barnes Funeral Home - New Paris

109 West Main Street, New Paris, OH 45347

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of New Paris

6751 St. Rt. 320, New Paris, OH 45347

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