Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 16, 2012

Gladys May Kelly


BENZONIA — Gladys May Kelly, 88, of Benzonia, died Dec. 11, 2012, at her home.

Born in Wexford County in Cherry Grove Township on May 14, 1924, she was the daughter of Fred and Minnie Ault. Gladys married Leo R. Kelly on April 29, 1940, and they celebrated 72 years of marriage.

She had various interests in a multitude of things such as gardening, canning, decorating, garage sales, ceramics, traveling and joy rides around local two tracks. Her truest joy was her family and she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Leo R. Kelly; children, Shirley and Maurice McGleish of Mustang, Okla., Linda and David Cook of Bear Lake, Jamie and Christine Kelly of Bear Lake, Patrick and Kimberly Kelly of Beulah, and Jody Kelly of Mesick; 20 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and sister, Lois Bainbridge of Cadillac.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and five brothers and sisters.

A family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Benzonia Twp. Cemetery in the spring.

Arrangements are being handled by Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.