Katherine Vera Kelley
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Katherine Vera Kelley
  • August 30, 1947 - December 9, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Katherine Vera “Kathy” Kelley, 70, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at University Hospital.



Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by memorial services at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery and will be at a later date.



Kathy was born on August 30, 1947, in Princeton, Minnesota, the daughter of Martin and Wanda (Samuelson) Kelley, both of whom preceded her in death. She spent over 30 years with her life-long companion, her other half, Duane Countryman, who preceded her in death on September 26, 2016.



She worked for the University of Missouri for 20 years in the bookstore warehouse, retiring from there in 2012. She was a proud supporter of anything Mizzou. She enjoyed bowling in the Senior League at Town and Country Lanes, camping for many years, and especially loved spending time with her family.



She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Zielinski and husband Chris of Columbia; grandchildren: Trent, Kayla, Heidi, Moriah, Kalea, and Olivia; and 2 great grandchildren, Aniayah and Parker; 3 brothers and 4 sisters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.



Memorials are suggested to the family of Kathy Kelley c/o the funeral home.