Waneta "Jeanie" Kelly, 78

Waneta Jean "Jeanie" Kelly, 78, of Wabash, died at 1:20 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

She was born April 6, 1938 in Converse, to Clifford and Marie (Stanger) Carey.

Jeanie was a 1956 graduate of Converse High School.  She married Donald M. Kelly in Converse on April 26, 1979. 

She was the office administrator for the Steve VanVoorhis’ Edward Jones Office in Wabash.  Jeanie attended the Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash. 

She is survived by her husband, Donald M. Kelly, of Wabash; seven children, Mark (Debbie) Bowman of Wabash, Karen Ellis of Brownsburg, Paula (Dave) Gospodarick of Columbia City, Randy (Elise) Kelly of Wabash, Pam (Greg) Ayers of Tucson, Ariz., Rodney Kelly of Marion, and Ryan Kelly of Greentown; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Jacqueline Hainlen of Converse. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Mark Alan Carey.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.

The memorial guest book for Jeanie may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 06