Estlee Kelley


    Estlee Kelley of Doe Run, Missouri was born on February 10, 1935 in Corning, Arkansas to Roy Lee Johnson and Essie (Wilder) and passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 16 days.


    She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Essie Johnson; first husband of 28 years, Kenneth Brakefield; son, Kenneth Brakefield; brother, James Johnson; sister, Loetta Johnson; and grandson, Colten Kelley.
    She is survived by her husband, James L. Kelley; five children, Mary Ann Krause, Martha “Marti” (Jason) Green, Marie (John) McCarver, Larry Shane Kelley and Mary Stokes; step children, Shirley Brakefield and Cathy Brakefield; daughter-in-law, Norma Brakefield; 10 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; special nephew, William (Betty) James Sr.; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the DeClue Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 in the DeClue Chapel in Potosi, Missouri with Bro. William James Sr. officiating.
    Arrangements under the direction of the DeClue Funeral Home in Potosi, Missouri.