Obituary for Patricia Irene "Pat" Kelley (Thick)
Patricia Irene Kelley, age 74, of Harrison, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at MidMichigan Regional Medical Center in Midland, Michigan. She was born the daughter of Louis Austin and Ida Mae (Peterson) Thick on November 25, 1938 in Dearborn, Michigan. She was united in marriage to Chester A. Kelley on August 24, 1957 in Wayne City, Michigan. Patricia resided in California from 1959 – 1993 and then moved to Harrison. Patricia was a devoted homemaker and took pride in everything she set out to do. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, working on clothes for dolls and children, and was a member of the Community Baptist Church of Harrison.
She is survived by her husband Chester of Harrison; her children, Debbie (Terry) Watkins, Skip Kelley, Jeff (Beth) Kelley, and Brett Kelley, all of whom reside in California; her brothers, Vern (Joyce) Thick, Louis, Jr. “Butch” (Carol) Thick, and Tom (Peggy) Thick; and a sister, Delores “PeeWee” Doretey; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Peterson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Community Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Callen Officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. Burial will be held in the Fernwood Cemetery in Temple, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Community Baptist Church. To share an on-line condolence with the family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted with the Stocking Funeral Home of Harrison.