Kathleen Anne Harrington Kelly, 82, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
Kathy was born February 13, 1938, in Westport, CT daughter of the late Milton and Marion Harrington and sister of the late Joan Harrington Schwartz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Kelly, Jr., and special friends, Al and Rosemary Gannon.
She grew up in Westport with a very large family of grandparents, aunts and uncles, as well as cousins. She was especially close with her maternal grandmother, Mim. Her immediate family spent several years in Cleveland where she attended The Ohio University. Shortly after college she became a stewardess for American Airlines. Kathy was very proud of her time as a stewardess with American, prior to marrying Bob in New York City on December 30, 1961. Her love of flying and adventures stayed with her and she traveled many places in her lifetime.
A past member of the Fayette County National Bank Board, Kathy also enjoyed participating in the family businesses with her husband. Entertaining friends and family brought her great joy. She loved outdoor activities such as golf and skiing.
Kathy is survived by her two daughters, Stephanie Kelly Ford and husband, Mark, of Fayetteville, and Kimberly Kelly LaPrade and husband, David, of Fincastle, VA; two granddaughters, Erin Kelly LaPrade of Birmingham,, AL and Jamie Nicole LaPrade of Richmond, VA who were very dear to her.
Services will be held graveside at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with Mother Maggie Blanchard officiating. Burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you spend time with someone you love.
Those planning to attend should use proper COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.
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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV