Sheila Margaret Kelly

Sheila Margaret Kelly, 79, Gardner, Kansas passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at Silvercrest at College View. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. both held at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas (913) 856-7111. Burial in Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson County Library Foundation Box 2933, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome. com Sheila was born in Rutland, England on July 6, 1943, to Ronald and Dorothy (Ward) Asquith. She grew up in England and graduated from high school. Afterward, she attended a trade school and learned clerical skills. Sheila married Roger Kelly on December 26, 1964, in Banbury, England. They began their life together in the United States. She was a devoted homemaker raising her family. Sheila and Roger moved from Olathe to Gardner in 2001 and were members of the Open Table Community Church, Wellsville, Kansas. Sheila was an avid reader who had a passion for solving word searches and playing bingo. She enjoyed people and traveling with Roger in their RV. They often brought their cat, Mika with them on trips. She cherished the times they traveled back to England to visit her family.

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Diane (2018) and beloved husband of 56 years, Roger (2021). She is survived by her children: Sharon Prado, Olathe, Kansas, Wayne ( Jennifer) Kelly, Lawrence, Kansas, Jodi Kelly, Olathe, Kansas, Heather (Aron) Gunn, Liberty, Missouri and Aimee (Alex Thompson) Kelly, Lawrence, Kansas; sister Yvonne Wyncoll, Banbury, England; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and other family members in England.