Patricia Ann (Ballew) Kelley

Patricia Ann (Ballew) Kelley, 87, passed away on September 6th, 2022. She passed away at home peacefully surrounded by those she loved dearly. She was born July 25, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri and lived most of her life in Independence, Missouri. She was the first child of George Woodrow and Goldie Viola (Griffin) Ballew. She was a very large, loyal part of First Presbyterian Church of Independence, Missouri for many years. She had her two sons that she loved dearly and supported them on any adventure they wanted to do, even if it would kill them like rock crawling. She also was a big part of Drumm Farm in Independence, Missouri for many years. There she became a mother figure for a great many boys, all of whom have very fond memories of Mrs. Kelley. Her two sons blessed her with three grandchildren that she loved to steal their sugar from (kiss) them. Later in her life she had a passion for traveling and always wanted to travel the world. She began to travel with friends and family all over the country and went overseas several times. She took her grandchildren on a couple of the trips with her to Washington state to see family up there and take them on an adventure. Family was everything to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Goldie and Woody Ballew, and her elder son, Scot Kelley. She is survived by her brothers, Lynn and Jan Ballew, Alan Ballew; Her Son Glen Kelley and daughter in law (Scot) Susan Kelley. Her grandchildren: Stephanie (Kelley) and Brandon Kalthoff, Stephen Kelley, Gaylene Kelley; and her great-grandchildren; Brennan Kalthoff, Micah Kalthoff, and Jamesyn Kelley. Her nieces and nephews; Cynthia Ballew-Smith and Michael Smith, Geoffrey and Melinda Ballew, Amy (Ballew) and Rob Kowal. Her Great-nieces and Great-nephews; Zoe Smith, Parker Ballew, Brooklyn Ballew, Joshua Kowal, Lillian Kowal, Benjamin Kowal, Madeline Kowal.

Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Independence, MO 100 N Pleasant St Independence, MO 64050 at 12:30PM, Saturday, September 24, 2022. Visitation will follow directly after.

Visits: 3


  1. Karen Beard on September 16, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. I am so sorry for your loss. I really loved my aunt she was always so good to me. She will be missed.

  2. Jeff & Lisa Elliott on September 16, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Pat was very nice lady and a wonderful neighbor. Her beautiful smile will be missed. ??

  3. Barbara Luschen on September 17, 2022 at 11:13 am

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  4. Sheryl & Matt Jegen on September 17, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Sending condolences to all. Pat was a wonderful person and always seemed to have a smile on her face. I hold a special memory of her from my childhood; she made all the girls in the family sewing boxes with all the notions. I used that for years. May she rest in peace.

  5. Jessi Gum on September 17, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    My thoughts are with all of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Pat was a special woman. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Edward Bagnell on September 19, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing, you have my deepest condolences.

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