Diana Kelley, age 61, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at her home in Springfield, Missouri, after a long battle with cancer. She was born May 7, 1955, in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of Eugene "Poss" Jackson and the late Freda (Allen) Jackson.
Diana was a 1973 graduate of Aurora High School. She was a beloved wife and mother, homemaker, housekeeper and Wal-Mart Associate until retiring in 2013. Diana loved spending time with family and friends as well as cooking, traveling and she enjoyed country music.
On August 3, 1973, she married Tim Kelley in Aurora, Missouri.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years, Tim, of Springfield; two sons, Chris and Karen Kelley and Jeff Kelley all of Springfield, Missouri; brother Doug Jackson and Rob Sohovich, of Carl Junction, Missouri; sister Annette and Don Messerli of Springfield, Missouri; three grandsons Joshua, Casey and Peyton Weathermon; one granddaughter, Alexis McGhee and one great-granddaughter Arabella McGhee.
Her daughter, Kimberly Lynn Kelley also preceded her in death.
A graveside service under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus of Springfield in care of the funeral home.
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6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home.
2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the