Lois Kelley

Lois Kelley


July 6, 1939 - November 15, 2022


Lois Kelley, 83, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be Monday, November 28, from 7-9:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Omaha and Putnam County, MO in the Spring of 2023.

Lois Kelley was born July 6, 1939, in Livonia, MO to Pearlie Brown and Zelma White. Throughout her life, Lois lived in Green City, MO, Keystone, IA, Shellsburg, IA, Sioux Falls, SD, and Mitchell, SD

Lois worked for 3M and then Toshiba for many years until her retirement. She was a representative for the Mitchell plant twice at the Toshiba world conference in Japan.

Lois was a 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a national medal winner of the McDonald’s crew position competition held in Chicago, IL at the McDonald's headquarters.

Lois was very independent, and lived in her home for 48 years and was still driving. She always enjoyed her time spent with friends in her ladies’ luncheon group and those she worked with at Toshiba.

Lois is survived by her son, Basil “Gene” Kelley and wife Sandra, Mitchell, SD; grandchildren: Brandon Kelley, Longmont, CO, Morgan and Jessica Kelley, Sioux Falls, SD; brother, Lowell (Glenda) Brown, Unionville, MO; and nieces: Sharee Hicks, Unionville, MO; Shona (Mike) Raskie, Exline, IA; Shayla Brensdal, Gladstone, MO; and Shellee (Tom) Muilenberg, Unionville, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pearlie and Zelma Brown, and her grandparents.


Monday, November 28, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Ted Casady on December 4, 2022
Prayers to the family. I remember Lois from our time at Livonia High School. Was a good friend to her brother, Lowell.
Posted by Karee Cochran on November 23, 2022
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Mary Schaefer on November 22, 2022
So sorry to read this. My sympathies Gene, Sandra and family.
Posted by Ramah Medlin Dias on November 22, 2022
I went to Grade School and High School with Lois. She was a long time friend through those years and we spent many times together at each others homes. We lived so far apart after marrying and I moved to CA so we didn't keep in touch for many years. We happened to both be visiting our mothers in Unionville MO a few years before they passed and it was a pleasure getting to see her and her mother again. She was a sweet person Our prayers for Comfort and Peace to the family.
Posted by Vickie Muilennirg on November 21, 2022
Lois was a beautiful lady always all put together. She taught me so much during the years I worked with her and she did so with extreme patience. Many good memories she left us with. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Posted by Arnie and Donna Deurmier on November 20, 2022
She was a wonderful friend. Will miss her. Sorry for your loss
Posted by Gloria Leuning on November 20, 2022
Lois was a strong courageous beautiful woman as well as a great teacher and friend. I worked with Lois for many years. She patiently and skillfully taught me so much and I will be forever grateful for her guidance. May she rest in heavenly peace. 🌹❤
Posted by Duane wagner on November 19, 2022
So sorry, Lois was a wonderful person.
Posted by sandra degen on November 19, 2022
Lois was a wonderful lady my sympathy goes to the famiy
Posted by Dana and Kim Price on November 19, 2022
Worked at 3M with Lois for many years. I enjoyed everyone of them.
Posted by Michael and Shona Raskie on November 19, 2022
There is no one in this world like your Mother. She was a very special person. She will always be with you. Aunt Lois will be deeply missed.
Posted by Marlene and Harlan Silbaugh on November 18, 2022
Lois, was a friend from the Scissor Hut. We enjoyed seeing and visiting with her. Lois was a special friend!!
Posted by Tim and Karen Harrington on November 17, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about Lois! She was a wonderful neighbor. We will miss her!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Posted by Larry and Virginia Boehmer on November 16, 2022
A friend
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