Bertha Mae Kelly, former Fulton resident

Bertha Mae Kelly, 89, died June 23, 2012 in Carlsbad, Calif. at home with family at her bedside, after a short battle with maxillary sinus cancer and much longer battle with suspected Alzheimer’s disease.

Born June 25, 1922 in Watertown, she lived in Carlsbad with husband Donald Paul Kelly, who died Sept. 7, 2006, and daughter, Valerie G. Browne. She was primarily a homemaker, but worked with her husband at J.R. Wood Company in Atwater, Calif. until they both retired in 1996. The pair returned to Fulton to enjoy family and friends during early retirement. They moved to Centralia, Ill. to spend time with family and friends; and, returned to San Diego County, Calif. for their final years with family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Donald Paul Kelly; and husband of 32 years,  Harold Howard Bronner; her father and mother, Nicholas Cleophous Martin and Lida May Landon; brother, Nicholas Martin; sister Mary Martin; and great-grandson, David Wayne Morrison II.

She is survived by children, June Marie Conklin of Martville, Harold Alan Bronner, Jeanette Patricia Morrison of Fulton, Valerie G. Browne of Carlsbad, Calif., and Annette Anita McKee; stepchildren, Donald Paul Kelly Jr., of Liverpool, Richard William Kelly of Tucson, Ariz., Donegan Lee Kelly of Modesto, Calif., Michael Patrick Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathleen Anne Erickson of Modesto, Calif., and  Maureen Anne Nancarrow of Idaho; grandchildren, Dale Conklin, Jeff Conklin, Maureen LaBrake, Melanie S. Conklin, Pete LaBrake, Melony Simpson, Alicia Bronner, Jack Morrison, II, Michael Morrison, Christopher Morrison, David Morrison, Valerie Mae Browne, Johnathan Bronner, Dempsey Hovland, Scott Hovland, and Dante Hovland; 17 great grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral service for Bertha and memorial service for Donald Paul to follow at 1 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be in  Mount Adnah.

She loved flowers and Travis Floral of Hannibal is handling the floral arrangements for the family.

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