Ruth Connors Kelly |

Ruth Connors Kelly

Ruth Connors Kelly of Leadville died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at her home. She was 95.

She was born on June 18, 1907, in Leadville to Terrance and Mary Ann (Walsh) Connors. She graduated from high school in Leadville and attended Barnes Business College in Denver.

She married Edward J. Kelly on April 18, 1929. They were married for 64 years.

Mrs. Kelly was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, the Rosary Club and the Catholic Daughters of America. She spent many hours hand-chaining almost 10,000 rosaries that were sent to Catholic missions around the world.

She was also a member of the Golden Age Club and Lake County Senior Citizens Center. She played piano for group singing and helped prepare Meals on Wheels for the homebound.

Mrs. Kelly was preceded in death by her husband; sisters Beryl McDermott and Helen Ray; and brothers Ted and Jim Connors.

She is survived by a daughter, Maryruth K. Nivens of Leadville; sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Donna Kelly of Lomita, Calif., Edward J. and Barbara Kelly of Crofton, Md., and Terrance and Barbara Kelly of Glenwood Springs; sisters Marcella Thompson of Othello, Wash., and Bertha Johnson of San Jose, Calif.; and 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held Oct. 6 at Annunciation Church in Leadville, with Msgrs. Jay Jung, Michael Kerrigan and Leo Smith officiating.

Burial was at Mount Olivet Garden Mausoleum in Wheat Ridge.

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