M. Marie Kelty

M. Marie Kelty, 84, died in Stillwater, Okla., on Friday, July 12, 2013.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 14, at Strode Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. Her graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at Fairlawn Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marie was born to the late Harley M. and Della (Shields) Sandy in rural Cairo, W.Va., on April 21, 1929. She married Jack G. Kelty on Aug. 16, 1950, in Stillwater, Okla. They lovingly raised three children together and enjoyed 59 years of marriage before Jack’s death in 2010.

Marie was a member of the New Beginnings Alliance Church as well as a part of the Telephone Pioneers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Kenneth Kelty; daughter, Diana Kelty; three brothers, Kenneth, Howard and Glenn Sandy; and three sisters, Lucille Elliott, Waneta Haga and Betty Sandy. She is survived by her son, Dennis O. Kelty and his wife, Marie, of Stillwater, Okla.; two grandchildren, Kyle Kelty and his wife, Nikole, and Kristi Bumpas; three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Kynzi and Camryn; sister, Maye Ayers of Parkersburg, W.Va.; sister, Helen Friend of Newton Falls, Ohio; brother, Donald Sandy of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marie’s name to the charity of your choice.

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