Delma Kelly Obituary

Delma Adams Kelly
Delma Kelly
Delma Adams Kelly

June 27, 1911 - December 8, 2007
Born in Bondurant, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Delma Iris Kelly, 96, passed from this life on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Valley View Village in Des Moines. A funeral mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Des Moines, of which she was a member. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Des Moines.

Delma was born on June 27, 1911 in Bondurant, Iowa, to Amos Willett and Madonna Sybil Brothers Adams. She married Arthur James Kelly and to this union, three children were born, Patricia, Ruth and James. In her earlier years, Delma was employed with McDonald Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis, MO, as a Riviter on the wing section. They lived in various cities prior to moving to Des Moines, 61 years ago. Delma loved gardening and her flowers. She also loved spending time with her family, especially getting together at holidays, picnics and family reunions.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Ruth Ingersoll of Des Moines; ten grandchildren, Donald Ingersoll of Lucas, IA, Cathy (Charles) Wendel of Grinnell, IA, Theresa (Steve) Davis of Des Moines, Susan (Rory) Jacobs of Ankeny and Charles (Nancy) Determan, James (Lori) Kelly, Jason Kelly, Doug (Georgetta) Kelly, Bambi Kirchner and Loretta Ingersoll all of Des Moines; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Delma was preceded into eternal life by her son, James Arthur Kelly; husband, Arthur J. Kelly; daughter, Patricia Parmenter; and a grandson, Howard Dean Ingersoll.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel in Des Moines, where a Rosary Service will begin at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Thursday, December 13, 2007
9:00 AM
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3601 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, December 13, 2007
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St. Joseph's Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA