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Frances Kelley

Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 08:10 AM

Posted by Leon Aristeguieta

Frances Kelley, 94, of Clarion, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2, 2021.

Retired as a cook at Clarion Area High School, Frances was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion.

She was also a member of the Ladies Guild and Birthday Club.

Frances enjoyed social events with family and friends, as well as crocheting and made afghans for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was an accomplished Italian cook.

Frances had a beautiful smile and a laugh to go along with it.

She will be sorely missed by all of her family and friends.

Frances is survived by her children, James W. (Patti) Kelley of Pittsburgh, William F. (Shelby) Kelley of Clarion, Jane E. McClure of Pittsburgh and Marie F. (John) DeSantis of Springdale, Pa. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Caitlin (Steve) Motycka, Charles (Ashley) McClure, Nicolena (Aldo) Hueramo, John DeSantis, Kyle McClure, Billy Kelley, Megan Kelley and Kelley DeSantis. In addition, four great-grandchildren, Rowan Motycka, Finnegan Motycka, Liliana McClure and Luna Hueramo. She is also survived by sister-in-law Linnea Funari of Kane.

Frances was born in Kane, Pa. on Sept. 8, 1927 to Angelo and Nicolina (Siri) Funari and was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband of 48 years, William F. Kelley.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood St., Clarion, 16214, followed by a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Clarion with Rev. Monty Sayers presiding.

Interment will follow at St. Callistus Cemetery in Kane.

Frances’ family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to her many caretakers over the years.

Friends and family may send online condolences, order flowers and memorials and obtain additional information by visiting

Charitable donations can be made in Frances’ memory to Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion.

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