Verene M. Kelley-Dearden
Verene M. Kelley- Dearden, 90, died Feb. 5, 2018, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. She was born Feb. 10, 1927, in St. Francis, S.D., the daughter of Carl and Lucelle (Hinricks) Dice. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Scott City. She married Frank Gay. He died. On Oct. 3, 1947, she married Dr. Samuel Jack Kelley. He died on June 3, 1977. She married Lesley Dearden on Sept. 22, 1979. He died on June 11, 1992. Survivors include: one daughter, Jacque Voth, and husband, Melvin, Garden City; three sons, Don Kelley, and wife, Sharon, of Idaho, Duane Kelley, Wichita, and Michael Kelley and wife, Kolleen, of Washington; and seven sibilings, Jean Brandenburger, and husband, Don, of Colorado, Arlene Boyde, Darrell Dice, and Dennise Dice, all of Idaho, Kathy Coats, of Washington, Rita Peterson, of Idaho, and Bonnie Todd, of Washington; 15 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Claudia Trent; six siblings, Renee Good, Dorothy Bender, Deloras Harkness, Sunny Dice, Midge Barber and Belva Dice. Funeral service will be Mon., Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Scott City. A private family interment will be held at the Scott County Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Verene M. Kelley-Dearden Memorial Fund in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, Ks. 67846.