Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Patricia L. Kelley

Patricia L. Kelley, age 73, of Quincy, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8:10 a.m. in her home.

Patricia Kelley | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILPatricia was born October 15, 1943 in Quincy, IL, the daughter of Adrain Marion and Frances Mae Neff Stuke. She married Robert M. Kelley on August 29, 1964 in Quincy, IL. He survives.

She was a 1961 graduate of Quincy High School and Quincy Beauty Academy. Patricia was a hair stylist for 18 years. She was also employed by First Bankers Trust as a teller downtown and at the mall. She was a cook at St. Dominic’s School from 1994 until she retired as head cook in 1998.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Beta Sigma Pi Sorority and the Elks. Patricia loved embroidering, counted cross stitching, quilting, and toll painting. Her biggest joys were her children and her grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to her husband include her daughter, Bobbette S. Kelley of Kirksville, MO; her son, John A. (Amy) Kelley of Quincy; her granddaughter, Casey M. Kelley, two grandsons, Tyler J. and Jake C. Kelley, both of Quincy; a sister, Sharon S. (Robert) Schonhoff; three sisters-in-law: Sue Kelley of Quincy; JoAnn (Rod) Wolkitt of Quincy; and Janie Stuke of Mesa, AZ; and nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Adrain Stuke.

Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Keela Neumann officiating.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: First Christian Church, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, or Blessing Hospice


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Dear Bob, John and family, and Bobbette. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray your faith will sustain you through this difficult time. I have wonderful memories of Patti when we were younger and had family picnics. I loved when she cut my hair. I know you will all miss her very much. God bless you.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to our families longtime friends. We know our parents were there to greet dear Patti with opens arms and they are together once again.

  3. To OBKB family, my heart goes out to all of you. I have been blessed to have been Patti’s friend. MANY memories have been going through my mind all day of the fun times we shared. Thank you for those special times over the years. May God bless you with comfort and peace

  4. Dear Kelley Family,
    Thinking of you and remembering how she fought death until the very end.
    Rest in peace, Patti.
    As ever,
    Dick and Pat(dicks) Wentura

  5. So sorry about your mother passing. You are in my prayers. Praying for you to have strength and peace during this difficult time. We are in Texas and will miss the funeral. Kay hudson.

  6. Bob, John, Amy, Casey, Tyler and Jake, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  7. Our sympathy for your loss. Prayers for her journey to be with our Lord. Patti was such a sweet lady.

  8. oh my Lord, this just took my breath away for a moment. Patti was the most loving, funny woman you’d ever meet.I worked with her at Ben Franklins and she sure welcomed me with her lil jokes.From that day on it didn’t matter where I seen her, she always had a hug.Patti was a great woman and I will never forget her.

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— J. R.

Thank you for the tree planted in her memory!  Most of all…thank you for all  of the patience, kindness and great support you provided during this difficult time.

— C. V.

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