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Joan “JoAnn” Kelly

   Joan “JoAnn” Kelley, 98, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.,  on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the chapel of Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home with Jim Antwine, Jack Hill and Dr. David Hartman officiating.  Entombment will follow at Crestview Memorial park in the Mausoleum Corridor of Hope. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the funeral home.
   Joan was born on Nov. 28, 1916 in Whitesboro, Texas to the late Andrew Forrest and Thressie Maeyers Scheid. She met and married Boyd Kelley on Aug. 14, 1940, and they had one son, Judge Oliver Kelley. He preceded her in death on Aug.  3, 2000 and Boyd in July of 2001. Joan traveled the world with Boyd who was in the broadcasting field. He owned and operated several TV and radio stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for many years. Joan and Boyd moved to Wichita Falls in 1948. She was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Joan’s passion was her foundation, the Joan and Boyd Kelley Foundation to help promote Christianity around the world. She met and married O.C. Harper, a Disciples of Christ Minister, on Sept. 10, 2005, and they enjoyed eight wonderful years together most of which were spent on a ranch in Wilbarger County.
   Joan is preceded in death by her parents, husband’s, Boyd Kelley and O.C. Harper, son, Oliver Kelley, brother, Martin Van Scheid and sister, Vieda Scheid Hardman.
   She is survived by her stepsons, Robert Harper of Wichita Falls and John Harper and wife Pat of Lake Livingston, brother, Max Scheid of Garland, daughter-in-law, Maryann Kelley of Belton, grandchildren, Andrew Kelley and Christine Kelley Rosenberg and husband Bill of Belton, great-granddaughter, Mia and numerous nieces and nephews.
   In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 or Rathgeber Hospitality House, 1615 12th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.
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