Frances Kelley

KELLEY, Frances Austina, 79, of Fairfax, VA, passed away Sunday morning from a long term heart condition.

Frances was born in Wheeling, WV, on February 14, 1934. She attended St. John Central High School, where she graduated in 1952.

Frances was married to Thomas Kelley on May 11, 1963, in Bridgeport, Ohio. They moved to the Northern VA area, where she raised her children and volunteered for several years at St. Leo’s Elementary School and Paul VI High School. They celebrated their 50th anniversary together shortly before her passing.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Thomas; their three children, Theresa Romanga and her husband Vincent of Manassas, VA; Brian Kelley of Orlando FL; Kathy McNulty and her husband Paul of Cupertino, CA; her brother, Thomas Kyanko and his wife, Rosemary of Wellsburg WV; and her five grandchildren, James, Kerrie, Evan, Conner, and Keira.

She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Kyanko, and mother, Frances Kyanko.

A memorial Mass to celebrate her life will take place at St. Leo’s Church in Fairfax, VA on Friday May 31 at 11 a.m. Her ashes will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to KOVAR, (A Virginia Knights of Columbus Charity), Financial Secretary, Father Diamond Council 6292, 3900 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030.