Ruth Ann Kelley

02/10/1932 - 03/14/2022


Obituary For Ruth Ann Kelley

Ruth Ann Kelley Feb. 10, 1932 – March 14, 2022

Ruth Ann Kelley, 90, Hollidaysburg, was granted peace Monday morning in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Watkins, PA, daughter of Maximillian J. and Angela A. (Lubert) Chernisky. On Aug. 6, 1955, she married Paul P. Kelley in Spangler, PA. He preceded her in death June 14, 1988. She is survived by three children: Paula Kelley of Hollidaysburg, Sheila Maleike (Thomas) of Miamisburg, OH, and Perry Kelley (Carol) of Altoona; and four grandchildren: Martina Ackermann (Nikolaus) of Novato, CA, Marisa Maleike of Homestead, PA, Bryan Kelley of Apex, NC, and Scot Kelley of Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel P. Kelley; a brother, Thomas S. Chernisky; and two sisters: Theresa M. (Chernisky) Shumaker and Mary M. (Chernisky) Toth. Ruth was a graduate of Spangler High School. She retired from Martin’s Food Market. Ruth was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, the church choir, the Hollidaysburg Alumni Chorus, Ladies Guild, and had volunteered in many community events. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to plays, concerts and spending time with family and friends. Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass on Monday, March 21, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Clark St., Hollidaysburg, with Father Alan Thomas, celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Hollidaysburg. In Lieu of flowers the Kelley family requests that donations be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Clark St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, in her memory. We, Ruth’s family, want to express our thanks to all our friends and family for the love, support and consideration you have given our mother during her illness. We are forever grateful. A special thank you to Joanne Lubert, Carol Kelley, Barb White, Jill Houp, Nancy Tanner, Ann Farrell, Julie Newhouse, Dianne Churbock, and Grane Hospice for being such great care givers. You all touched Ruth’s heart and put smiles on her face every time you saw her. Arrangements are by Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg. Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 03/15/2022

    I remember so much about my Aunt Ruthie from the time I was 12 yrs old to now. Visiting my Aunt Ruthie with my dad and sharing lots of laughs. My dad and I practically ran into the house and she said sausage and peppers are ready. Travelled 4000 miles for her and her great food. What a firecracker with a sense of humor. I feel fortunate to have seen her for the last few years with my cousins. I loved to brush her hair, and she liked to do the same to me. It was an honor when she sat next to me on the sofa. I will miss her so much. Especially her smiley face and hearing lalalalalalalala lalalalala. I liked that. I love you all my cousins and I will see you in a month. Cindy Toth

  • 03/15/2022

    Some fun memories ofMrs. Kelley and her children. Used to spend a lot of time playing with them. Always felt welcome. My prayers are with you all. Terry Hoover Brown

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