Roberta Lee (Gilkey) Kelly

Born: Tue., Jun. 23, 1942
Died: Mon., Jun. 3, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 05, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Jun. 06, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

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Roberta Lee Kelly (Aunt Beckie, Birdie, Berta), age 76 of Plum Boro, formerly of Sperryville, VA.  gained her heavenly wings on June 3, 2019.  She was born on June 23, 1942 in Johnstown, PA, daughter of the late Herbert W. Gilkey and Martha (Level) Atkins.  She retired from Warrenton Overlook Health & Rehabilitation Center, where she found great pleasure in training and teaching incoming nursing staff.  She also spent her life caring for the elderly and was the proud owner of Kelly’s Country Manor Nursing Homes.  Her life was simple and she found great pleasure in those simple things; time with family, caring for the sick, bird watching, flowers blooming, reading, Search A Word Puzzles, Bingo with friends, and sheer contentment of simply sitting on the porch of her home;  which she was so very proud of.  In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband Charles J. Kelly, stepfather Elmer Atkins, and brothers Ronald G. Gilkey, Douglas Gilkey, and Kenneth Gochenour.  She is survived by her “adoptive children” Renee (Jeffrey) Modra of Murrysville; Jerry Pounds of Pittsburgh; Charles Pounds of Irwin; Robert (Candace) Patterson of Homer Center and Kelly (Joshua) Huber of Irwin; her brothers, Gary L. (Ruth) Gilkey of Wisconsin and Gary Paul Gilkey of Irwin, and sisters, Beverley (Larry) Conners and Judith (Joel) Cress of Virginia and Deborah Proviano of Irwin.  She is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hart Funeral Home Inc. Murrysville. A service will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Dave Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry Twp.  If desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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