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Ellen D (Kelly) Clemonds

February 24, 1925 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 93)

Ellen D. Clemonds, 93, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL on Saturday, September 22, 2018. She was born February 24, 1925, in Gillespie, IL to Orville Kelly & Celia (Dillon) Kelly. She married Arden F. Clemonds Sr. on July 6, 1946 in Maryland Heights, MO. He preceded her in death on December 3, 2017. She was a teacher, transportation analyst for Illinois Commerce Commission and a librarian for Gillespie Library. Ellen enjoyed quilting, gardening, and tending to her chickens named after her granddaughter and great granddaughters. She is survived by her children, Linda (Roger) Nesch of Springfield, IL, Sharon Clemonds of Wilsonville, IL, Bruce A. Clemonds of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Roger Nesch, Jr., Nicole Reynolds, Russell Reynolds, Jeff Nesch, Steve Clemonds, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, siblings, Doris Donaldson, Freida Malloy, Edna Audi, Betty Heck, Marjory Taylor, Joe Kelly, Bill Kelly, Mary Lou Jubelt, and Jim Kelly. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, son, Arden Clemonds, infant son, John Clemonds, siblings, Arlene Griva, John Kelly and Junior Kelly. Friends may call on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral services are Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM at United Methodist Church, Gillespie, IL with Pastor Larry Moreau officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie, IL. Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Library or Cardinals Children Care. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

Donations may be made to:

Gillespie Public Library

Cardinals Children Care

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