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Barbara Jean Kelly

January 9, 1953 — September 5, 2022

Barbara Jean Kelly, 69, of Corning passed away Monday, September 5, 2022 at CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning. A private graveside service will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Corning. Memorial contributions may be made in her name. Memories and condolences can be left at

Barbara Jean (Kingery) Kelly, the daughter of Ronald Chester and Margaret Louise (Churchill) Kingery, was born on January 9, 1953 in Corning. She graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1972. Barbara married John Weatherly on September 27, 1973. The couple later divorced. She later married John Kelly on July 27, 2002. They later divorced.

Barbara was a hard and dedicated worker. She worked various places throughout her life including, Casey’s, Corner Café, the Redemption Center and most recently Gummy Bear in Creston. Barbara was a devoted pet lover. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, gardening and watching NASCAR.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Ronnie (Misty Still) Kingery of Corning and Colby Weatherly of Corning; seven grandchildren; siblings: Sharon (Wayne) Cobb of Missouri, Debbie (Tom) Simmonds of Kentucky, John (Elvira) Kingery of Creston and Linda (Calvin) Whipple of Clarinda; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Margaret; ex-husband, John Weatherly and niece, Stacy Stewart.

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