Recent Obituaries

Charlotte L. Kelly

Charlotte L. Kelly of Carlisle formerly of Buffalo Mills, PA passed away Sunday July 19, 2020 at Sarah Todd Memorial Home in Carlisle.

Born October 10, 1934 in Ellerslie, MD she was a daughter of the late Otis Chaney and Wilda Devore. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, Sarah and John Devore. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Haislip.

Survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert V. Kelly Jr, whom she married, August 31, 1957; children, Jeffrey Kelly and wife Chub, Robert Kelly III and wife Dianne, Fawn Robinski and husband Dave all of Carlisle; four grandchildren, Cory Kelly and wife Julie; Justin Kelly, Trent Reisinger and wife Colie, TJ Reisinger; brother, Ronald Lehman of Cumberland, MD, sister, Marty Barnhart of Hagerstown, MD, sisters-in-law, Jeane Schad of Hyndman, PA, Carole Petty of Amissville, VA, brothers-in-law, James Kelly and wife Jeanne of Berryville, VA, Mike Kelly and wife Penny of Markham, VA; 5 great grandchildren; Samantha, Dylan, Emma, Miles and Ronnie and many nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was a graduate of Catherman’s Business School. She worked at Kelly Springfield Tire, Hoblitzell National Bank and Giant Foods, where she retired. She was a member of the Crafty Christians and a former member of the Grace United Methodist Church where she played the piano and organ.

Her friends and family called her Shark and when the grandkids came along she was known as Nena to everyone.  She loved nothing more than hosting big family dinners and celebrations.  A fantastic cook she often said “nothing ever tastes the same” because she never followed a recipe, just threw things together and added a stick of butter.  Charlotte lived a life full of love, kindness, fun and laughter and she saw the good in everyone she met. She will be dearly missed by all.

There will be no viewing. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial at Madley Cemetery, Buffalo Mills.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hyndman Londonderry Public Library, PO Box 733, Hyndman, PA 15545.

The family is appreciative to the Sarah Todd Memorial Home nurses, aides, doctors and support staff for their excellent care and dedication to our mother’s health and well being over the past three years.  We were fortunate to encounter so many people who sincerely cared for her as a resident and friend, especially Samantha Jo Peffer, Lacey Keller, and Nichole Castiglia.

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