ALLIANCE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A service celebrating the life of Beverly J. Kelly will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

Beverly passed away late Sunday evening, May 7, 2023, at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, at the age of 93, where she was a patient for a short time recovering from a short-term illness.

Beverly was born November 20, 1929, in Salem the daughter of the late Roy and Beatrice (Fink) Ripple.

She was a graduate of McKinley High School, Class of 1947.

After graduating, Beverly married Rayne Kelly on April 24, 1948. Rayne preceded her in death on June 4, 1996.

Beverly attended Damascus United Methodist Church.

She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Beverly leaves two sons, Gary L. Kelly and his wife, Jean, of Leland, North Carolina and Ronald D. Kelly and his wife, Dana, of St. Augustine, Florida; three daughters; Karen S. Smith and her husband, Charles, of Kent, Christine J. Loudon and her husband, Randy, of Damascus and Cheryl A. Kelly-Wutrick and her husband, Steve, of Salem; nine grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Roy and Beatrice and husband, Rayne, Beverly was preceded in death by a grandson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests monetary donations be made to Columbiana Hospice in Beverly’s name.

Family and friends may gather for services at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. John E. Fitch presiding.

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A television tribute will air Wednesday, May 10, at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.