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Karla Kelley

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Karla Kaye Kelley, age 75 of Fredericksburg, IA died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Hillcrest Baptist and Brethren Church in Fredericksburg with Rev. Todd Yeaton officiating. Friends may greet the family at the church from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 prior to the funeral service. Karla Kaye Kelley was born on August 26, 1942 in New Hampton, IA, the daughter of Milton and Dorothy (Slick) Grummitt. Karla graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1960. She began working at Little Butch’s restaurant in New Hampton where she worked as a waitress. She then took a position with A&P in New Hampton, followed by employment with Ott & Forsman and Bodensteiner Oil. Karla then started working at Oster Communications in Cedar Falls, staying with the company for 28 years. She then began working as a secretary at the United Methodist Church in New Hampton. On February 24, 1972 Karla was united in marriage to William Kelley at the Brethren Church in rural Fredericksburg. Shortly after, William adopted her two children, Trudy and Todd. Teaching Bible school and Sunday school was something Karla really loved. She had a passion for gardening, sewing, quilting, and cooking for her family. She also loved helping raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Karla is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bill Kelley of Fredericksburg, IA; daughter, Trudy (Everett Suhr) Fritcher of New Hampton, IA; son, Todd (Lacey) Kelley of Fredericksburg, IA; five grandchildren, Trish (Randy Bartie) Sassmann, Katie (Brent) Olsen, Jacob Fritcher, Isac Kelley, and Maeli Kelley; 11 great-grandchildren, Avery, Isabelle, Lillian, Josephine, Angelina, Aaron, Bradley, Ryan, Anna, Libbi, and Elise; three sisters, Sharon (David) Isenhower of New Hampton, IA, Randa (Randy) Harrison of Maynard, IA, and Brenda (David) Speicher of Fredericksburg, IA; and sister-in-law Janice Grummitt of Allison, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Martin Griesert; brother, Lurton Grummitt; and niece, Corinne Martin.

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  1. Karla will be missed she was a fun loving person a person who loved to spend time with her grand kids and the game cribbage from Brittany kuecker

  2. Our deepest condolences to Bill and Karla’s family on her passing. Our prayers are with you all.

    Lance and Jan Manson
    Zellwood, Florida

  3. Bill and Family…..my deepest sympathy on the loss of Karla. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace in the home of our loving Heavenly Father.

  5. Bill and family. We send our sincere Sympathy. I always enjoyed Karla at the Baptist salad supper welcoming and always giving us a special message. OUR SYMPATHY and Fly High Beautiful Angel!

  6. Bill & family – So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  7. Bill, Trudy, Todd, grandchildren and great grandchildren You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Karla was such a loving, caring, giving lady that meant alot to me and anyone she came in contact with. She put everyone else before herself and never complained about her own ailments she had going on. But now there is no more pain or suffering for you. RIP Karla🌳

  8. A beautiful faithful friend. Missed everyday by so many. Karla was one of the most truely faith filled followers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that I have known. God has Karla now and that is the blessing in this loss. Many talks and laughs together, you will forever be missed Karla but I know with out a doubt where you are. We had you, now God’s got you. You were a wonderful blessing to so many people in so many ways. God’s care Karla, pastor Candie

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