Iris M. Kelley, 91, of Atwood, Indiana, also of Warsaw and Etna Green

Iris M. Kelley, 91, of Atwood, Indiana, also of Warsaw and Etna Green, peacefully entered Heaven to join her Lord and Savior and her husband at 3:45 am, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at her residence.
Iris was born on Sept. 24, 1932 in Pierceton, Indiana to the late Clarence L. and Luella Irene (Meredith) Drabenstott. She married on July 2, 1950 in Rochester, Ind. to Walter “Joe” Kelley. They were married 58 years until the time of his passing on Dec. 2, 2008. During their marriage, Iris was employed by Warsaw Coil for 39 years.
Iris was presently a member of the Mentone United Methodist Church and also Harrison Center E.U.B. Church of Etna Green as well as the Word of Truth Ministries of Milford. Iris taught children's Sunday School classes for over 40 years. She loved keeping journals and had many entries of activities, achievements and humorous happenings of all her family. She loved watching Purdue University, the Colts and Walter Payton. Pictures of her kids, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren filled her living room walls. Her Lord Jesus Christ and Family was her most precious possession. The family would like to give a special thank you to Stillwater Hospice for their assistance through this difficult time.
She is survived by her daughters Josie and husband Lew Snell of Walkerton, Ind. and their sons Steve and wife Diane and Brian and wife Cali, Debra and husband Harry Stambaugh of Mentone, Ind. and their son Thomas and wife Shelley and daughter Cortney and husband Zachary Pulsipher, and Pamela and husband William Wright of Leesburg, Ind. and their sons James and wife Marianne and Jacob; sons Michael and wife Dee Kelley of Milford, Ind. and their son Rob and wife Lori Vance and daughter Rejeana and husband Kevin Mickem and Philip and wife Fanny Kelley of Atwood, Ind. and their sons Zachary and wife Heather, Bryce and wife Taylor, and daughter Rachel and husband Jed Snow; 29 Great Grandchildren; 5 Great Great Grandchildren; and sisters Phyllis Bryan and Mary Stamper both of Elkhart, Ind. Iris will be missed by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Iris was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, sister Patricia, brothers L.C. and Daniel.
The funeral service will take place at 10:30 am, Monday, March 4, 2024 at King Memorial Home 101 North Tucker Street Mentone, Indiana with Pastor Emily Gearhart and Pastor Michael Kelley officiating.
The interment will take place in the Harrison Center (Wooden) Cemetery, Etna Green, Ind. following the service.
Visitation hours will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2024 at King Memorial Home Mentone, Indiana.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Mentone United Methodist Church 116 E. Main St. Mentone, IN. 46539 or to the Word of Truth Ministries P.O. Box 478 Milford, IN 46542.