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Kathleen (Denton) Kelly

Posted 2022-05-20 by mhenderson
Published by The Miner on May 19, 2022 -
Kingman, Arizona -

Kathleen Kelley, 93, was the first of five children born to Joseph
Arthur and Clarice Denton. Born on Aug. 18, 1928 in Leicester, England,
she is survived by her four loving children: John Kenneth Kelley, Linda
Kathleen Kelley, Karran Kay (Ross) Smith, and Kim Kelley.

She has nine grandchildren: Lisha (Larry) Newell, John Thomas (Erika)
Kelley, Frank (Jeanna) Kelley, Kelley Kent Smith, John Wesley (Brenda)
Ainlay, Stacy (Kent) Burns, Kody (Linda) Dutton, Kasey (Charlie) Dutton
and Cory Dutton. She is also survived by her brother Alec (Anna Mae)
Denton and her sister, Audrey James.

Kathleen was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 72 years,
Kenneth Keith Kelley; her mother and father, and two brothers.

Kathleen and Ken moved to Kingman in 1962 where Ken was a foreman for
Isbell Construction Company and opened up the Mineral Park mine for

They had their home built at 2017 Hope Avenue and moved in on Feb. 5,
1963. They lived there 53 years.

Kathleen was an absolute marvelous cook! Her hot cakes, mince tarts and
red velvet cakes had us all clamoring for more!

Kathleen and Ken were a dynamic duo! They were instrumental in getting
the Kingman Bowling alley built in 1963 so that they could enjoy their
favorite sport. Kathleen was the secretary for every league that signed
up. She was meticulous and analytical with numbers. She was the
secretary for the Kingman Women's Bowling Association for five years.
Her highest game was a 227.

In 1976, Kathleen opened a Mode O Day store downtown and truly enjoyed
the retail business.

The Kelleys loved traveling and went to Aruba, England, Paris, and
Alaska as well as to Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Tulsa for
national bowing tournaments.

Kathleen passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Mesa on May
13, 2022.

Services will be June 4, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints, 610 Eastern St., Kingman, Arizona.

Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Service at 10 a.m.

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