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Shirley Kelly

May 13, 1928 — June 3, 2020

Shirley (Anderson) Kelly, 92, of Chicago, Ill., passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Shirley was born on May 13, 1928, the daughter of Frank Anderson & Helen (Buckley) Anderson and grew up in Sparland. She attended Quincy College and later graduated from Columbia College in Chicago. Shirley married Parnell J. Kelly on August 20, 1949 and they lived in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. After raising their 9 children, Shirley became an actress and model, and was President of the Chicago Screen Actors Guild.

Shirley was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Kelly, a daughter Maureen McCambridge, and a grandson, Shawn Mast.

Survivors include her children, Pat Kelly (Larry Holland) of Lake Barrington, Ill., Coleen Kelly (Kent) Mast, of Lemont, Ill., Rusty (Parnell, Jr.) Kelly of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Jim (Leslie) Kelly of Park Ridge, Ill., Jack Kelly of Tucson, Ariz., Kathy (Mike) Barbarone of Park Ridge, Ill., Mary (Matt) Petrash of Chicago; 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A graveside Catholic burial prayer service will be held at the Sparland Cemetery in Sparland at 11 a.m., Saturday June 13, 2020, with inurnment next to her mother. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held later this summer.

Graveside Inurnment

JUN 13. 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)

Sparland Cemetery
Sparland, IL

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