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Louise E. Kelly

Dec 19, 2012 - Staff

Louise E. Kelly, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Wind River Heath Care. She was 84 years old.

Cremation has taken place, and no local funeral services are planned. A memorial service for Louise and Bill Kelly will be scheduled at a later date with graveside services in Chatham, Ill.

Louise E. Little was born Sept. 17, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of John W. and Margaret L. (Dahlberg) Little. She moved with her family to Springfield, Ill., at preschool age and was a graduate of Springfield High School.

She married William G. Kelly on Sept. 23, 1950, in Springfield, Ill. They remained there, raising their family, until 2003 when they moved to Wyoming to be close to their daughters.

Mrs. Kelly was of the Lutheran faith and was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the church choir. She was a member of American Cushman's Scooter Club and the Anchor Boat Club.

She was a Girl Scout troop leader, coached her daughters' softball teams, raced go-carts and was an election judge.

Mrs. Kelly operated a home day care center, and she worked at Federated Funeral Directors and Ace Sign Company. She was then employed by the State of Illinois as a secretary until her retirement.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Bauman and her husband Larry of Riverton, and Cindy Sywassink and her husband Tim of Lander; three grandchildren, Amos Newberry of Moscow, Idaho, Leigh Ann Sywassink of Boseman, Mont., and Grant Sywassink of Lander; and sister Margrette Sampson of Kansas City, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Kelly; father John W. Little; mother Margaret L. Little; and brother John Little.

Memorial donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Whittier Ave., Springfield, IL 62704, or to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

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