Joyce Louise (Betz) Kellie

July 10, 1930 — July 3, 2020

Joyce Louise (Betz) Kellie, 89, of Winamac, passed away peacefully at 12:30 a.m., Friday, July 3, at her home.

Born on July 10, 1930, in Birdsall, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Waltz) Betz.

She graduated in 1949 from Adrian High School.

On Aug. 6, 1950, she married Robert J. Kellie. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2020.

Joyce and Bob moved to Winamac in 1967. She was a member of the Winamac First United Methodist Church. In her earlier days Joyce helped with memorial and Kiwanis dinners at the church.

Joyce was also employed at the formers Russell’s Store for several years. She was well known for her various volunteer works which included helping out at the Pulaski Health Care Center and donating more than 1500 lap quilts to various centers in need, that she had made.

Those who knew Joyce will also never forget her “famous” sugar cookies with her husband, Bob’s decorating touch. She enjoyed baking and sharing it with others. Joyce also enjoyed embroidering and playing cards, especially King in the Corner and 500 Rummy with her granddaughters or whoever else she could get to play and most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter Elizabeth McClure of Winamac; granddaughters: Lindsey [Brent] Ropp, Ashley [Zachary] Armstrong, Jessica Thompson, Amber Thompson and Susan Stotler; and great-grandchildren: Lexi, Nathaniel, Jackson, Leo, Rylan, Skylar, Jonathan and Michelle.

She was also preceded in death by her son Michael William Kellie; and grandson Michael William Kellie Jr.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 10, at the Winamac First United Methodist Church with Lay leader Barbara Kleinofen officiating. Burial will follow at the Winamac Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Guardian Angel Hospice and/or First United Methodist Church or Quilts of Valor.

Joyce’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at

(Pulaski County Journal — July 8, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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