June 6 2019
Karen Eileen Kelsey June 6, 2019 Karen Eileen Kelsey, 68, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Unity Point Hospice at Unity Point Hospital, from a lengthy illness. Celebration of Life services will be 5 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. A private family inurnment will be in Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Karen was born February 17, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Roger Irvin Hammond and Isabel Irene Emerson. She attended Cedar Rapids Washington High School. Karen was united in marriage to Charles Arthur Ross on May 11, 1968, to this union two children were raised. They later divorced. She was united in marriage to Raymond Lee Kelsey on August 17, 1991. Karen worked at High Tech, Silver Pines, Tru Green – Chem Lawn, Hometown Restyling. She enjoyed watching tv, playing bingo, collecting ink pens, and most of all spending time with her family and dogs. Karen is survived by her husband Ray; her children Rodney Ross of Cedar Rapids; Sherry (Steve) Adam of Vinton; two grandchildren Ryan Ross and Luke Ross both of Cedar Rapids; her niece Viktorja “Sara” Heires of Cedar Rapids; step-children Michele Clinton, Martin Kelsey and their children all of Cedar Rapids. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother James Hammond. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Karen Eileen Kelsey June 6 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Cedar Rapids, state: Iowa