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Date: March 25, 2017

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: March 25, 2017

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Wolein Funeral Home Chapel
Austin, Minnesota


Oakwood Cemetery



Mary Lou Kelley, age 83 of Albert Lea, MN, formerly of Austin, MN, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.  Mary Lou was born January 22, 1934 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Fred and Ethel (Lehman) Godfredson.  She was a graduate of Austin High School.  On November 10, 1955 Mary Lou was united in marriage to Myrle W. Kelley in Meridian, Mississippi.  Her husband’s military career took them to many destinations.  They resided in Albert Lea from 1978 until 1990, when they moved to Austin.  She had formerly been a member of the United Methodist of Albert Lea, and the First United Methodist Church of Austin.  Mary Lou treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren. 

Mary Lou is survived by her children Myrle (Chris) Kelley of Paris, AR, Robert (Donna) Kelley of Austin, Cindy (Daniel) Olmstead of Pleasant Lake, MI, and Candace (Darin) Hable of Albert Lea; grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Donna Barnett of Austin; brother-in-law Keith Tait of Carroll, IA; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband on January 20, 1995; infant daughter Debra; brother Russell Godfredson; sister Lonnie Tait.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Rev. John Mitchem officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday afternoon prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Mary Lou’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.

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