Judith “Judy” Margaret Kelly

Judith “Judy” Margaret Kelly

Judith “Judy” Margaret Kelly

Cedar Rapids

Judith “Judy” Margaret Kelly, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy following a long illness. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Teahen Funeral Home. The Celebration of Judy’s Life will take place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Monarch Room at Teahen.

Judy is survived by her husband, Joseph (Joe); daughters, Dawn (Jamie) O’Connell of Cedar Rapids and Erin (Neil) Murrin of Marion; son, Philip Kelly of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Megan (Ben) McClurg of Adel, Shamus O’Connell of Ames, and William, Niall and Sean Murrin all of Marion; many brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Judith was born on Jan. 16, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Clement and Mildred Meyer Trainor. She graduated from Regis High School in 1964.

While in high school, Judy met and eventually married the love of her life, Joe. Together, they raised three children and took care of many newborn babies waiting to be adopted by loving parents. She dedicated her life to taking care of others, whether it was by planning gatherings, volunteering or attending school or sporting events for her kids and grandkids. She especially loved a good party! She traveled throughout the county by Amtrak, giving her ample opportunity to meet new people along the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 315 18th Ave., Hiawatha, IA 52233; or Families Helping Families of Iowa, 6000 Seventh St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.

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