Mary Louella Stephens1

ID#705, b. 29 April 1936, d. 6 February 2011
Parents: identified, but names protected

Birth date: 29 April 1936
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Her second marriage was to Robert G. Kelly.3

Mary died at age 74 Per an email from Rex Alley, "Mary passed away early this morning at about 12:30 AM. She passed quietly as if in her sleep. Debbie was with her when she passed on.
     Debbie said that Mary had requested a private showing and funeral for the immediate family only. She didn't want to be laid out in public view as she put it. Debbie said they will grant her wishes. I'll send a copy of the Obituary out to all of you who knew her.
     Thanks for any and all prayers for the family. They were all very close." on 6 February 2011.4

An online obituary was published on 7 February 2011 by the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, 314 Fourth Street, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.3 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Mary Lou Kelly
     Mary Lou Kelly, beloved mother and grandmother closed this chapter of her life on February 6th, 2011, and awaits the resurrection promised to us in Thessalonians Chapter 4. Mary was born in Moundsville, WV and moved to Marietta in 1962. She retired from Kardex as a steel worker in the 1980's.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, John H. and Bertha L. Stephens. Two sisters, Barbara Stephens and Helen Cook, and one brother, Carl Stephens. Her husband Robert G. Kelly, and son, Ronald E. Alley.
     She is survived by one sister, Bertha Sue Riggs of Moundsville, WV. Five children survive, Debra L. (Darrell) Prim of Marietta; Scott K. (Michelle) Kelly of Tampa, FL; Bethanna Holmes of Marietta; Tom (Becky) Kelly of Grove City; and Mark (Vickie) Kelly of Marietta. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Jo Alley and first husband and friend, Rex E. Alley, both of Marietta.
     She leaves behind fifteen devoted grandchildren, Gary (Julia) Prim, David (Katie) Prim, Andrew (Lacey) Prim; Justin and Sami Alley; Gary, Jessie, and Jordan Kelly; Hannah and Zachary Holmes; Laura, Thomas Jr., and Jennifer Kelly; Dustin and Tyler Kelly, as well as eight great-grandchildren, each of whom have been touched by her love and devotion.
     Mary loved spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling. She was a voracious reader and had a great thirst for knowledge. Mary was a Christian and looked forward to seeing her Saviour face-to-face when He gathers the saints together in the clouds of Glory (I Thess. 4:13-18). She will be sorely missed by all of her family and friends.
     Visitation will be on Tuesday evening (February 8th) from 7 until 9 at McClure-Schafer, Lankford Funeral Home, with private Memorial services on Wednesday at 2:00 pm with her nephew, Pastor Keith Riggle officiating. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Mary's body was interred in the East Lawn Memorial Park, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.3

Deceased Child of Mary Louella Stephens and an unidentified or still living spouse:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=27 Oct 2015


  1. [S228] Family information sheet completed during Church family reunion, 08 September 2001.
  2. [S86] Family information sheet completed during Church family reunion, 07 September 2002.
  3. [S1363] Mary Lou Kelly obituary, presented by McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, Ohio, online
  4. [S1116] LIVING Alley, "Mary Kelly," e-mail to Jo Ellen Dalton, 06 February 2011.