Peaceful 09

Shirley Edith (Rombach) Kelly

October 8, 1930 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 90)


Shirley Edith Kelly, age 90 of Mt. Gilead, died Monday, February 8, 2021 at home surrounded by loving family. She was lovingly cared for the past 4 months by Karen and Jerry and is now reunited with Pat. Shirley was born October 8, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA to Theodore T. and Edith (Weiss) Rombach. Shirley was a 1948 graduate of Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio and a 1950 graduate of Akron Actual Business School.


Shirley married Patrick Kelly on April 19, 1958 and he preceded her in death September 28, 2020.


She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. For over 50 years she helped Pat serve congregations in Post Falls, Idaho & many in Ohio including Cardington, Jackson Center, Marysville, Jelloway, Port Jefferson and Springfield. While living in Cardington she was the assistant to the superintendent and the Treasurer of Cardington Lincoln Schools. She enjoyed their home at Indian Lake for many years.


Left to cherish her memory are children Debbie (Edwin) Williams of Walker, WV, Linda Taylor of Columbus, David (Sue) of Sunbury, Karen (Jerry) Webb of Bellville and John (Donna) Kelly of Tamarac FL. Grandchildren; Sonja Kelly, Ben George, Betsy Robison, Rachel Kelly Beeson, Laura Kelly, Allison Kelly, Andrew Webb, Michael Webb, Sarah Webb, Nick Webb, and eight Great grandchildren; Brothers Tim of Naples, FL and Rick of Chillicothe, OH and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her brother Tom.


Gompf Funeral Service in Cardington is honored to assist the family of Shirley Kelly with her funeral arrangements. Private services will be observed by her family and burial will take place at Oak Grove Memorial Park, Lexington, OH.


Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in honor of Shirley are asked to consider St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6808 Ohio 314, Mt Gilead, OH 43338 or Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St. Mt. Gilead, OH43338.


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