Olene Kelley, age 94, formerly of Stuart, died Friday, November 30, 2018 at a local nursing center.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2018 at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel in McAlester with Rev. Jamie Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will follow at Arpelar Cemetery under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in McAlester.
Olene Kelley was born on July 11, 1924 in Arpelar, Oklahoma to Jess and Grace (Hunter) Henson. She married Roy Smithson on November 4, 1941 and they had four daughters, Noreen, Carolyn, Linda and Vicki. She later married Eual Kelley on May 31, 1963 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She retired from Komar after 33 years. She also did alterations at Rene & Roy’s Western Apparel for many years and was called “Granny.” She was an excellent seamstress and loved to quilt. She was a member of the North “A” Street Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children and spouses, Carolyn and Leroy Conner, Vicki and Tom Mixon, Loretta Fagan, Finis and Ruth Kelley, Bill and Oleta Kelley; grandchildren, Ted, Greg, Carrie, Chris, Angela, Kim, Connie, Shawna, Clay and Stephanie; numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and some great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Leroy Henley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eual Kelley; parents, Jess and Grace Henson; daughter, Linda Sims; infant daughter, Margie Noreen Smithson; two sisters, Leola Fay McKnight, Helen Johnson and a brother, Rev. J.D. and Mollie Henson.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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