Jan. 14, 1947— Sept. 28, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
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Marcella Lucy Kelly, 74, of Rapelje left this Earth on Sept. 28, 2021.

Marcy was born on Jan. 14, 1947, in Geddes, South Dakota, to Andrew and Adela Shea, being the second youngest of their 13 children. At a young age, Marcy met the love of her life, Butch Kelly, and the two were married on Jan, 30, 1965. This union of love produced five children: Bernard, Steven, Mark, Michelle and Jessie.

When we think of Marcy, we think of hard work, compassion, good food, good coffee, her garden, and flowers, but most important to her was her family. No matter how busy life was, or how many hours she had to work, her family took precedence overall. From the family gatherings, campfires, and card games, all was done with and for the love of the family.

Marcy was indeed a hard worker, raising her children, her gardens, while giving over 30 years to the United States Post Office in south central Montana, with the last few years serving as Post Mistress to the community of Rapelje. Her kindness and compassion will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity of knowing her.

Marcy is preceded in death by her husband, Butch; son, Steven; daughter, Jessie; siblings, Gerry French, Joe Shea, Francis Shea, Joann Whittle, Vernita Hammersley, Bernard Shea, Norman Shea and Evelyn Breed.

Left behind to honor Marcy’s legacy are her children, Bernard (Detra) Kelly, Mark (Carrie) Kelly, Michelle Kelly, Shane Harman; grandchildren Emma, Hana, Logan, Rebecca, Leona and JD; sisters Rosemary Meyer, Judy Davies and Pat Bromley and brother, Tim Shea.

A Celebration of Marcy’s life will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions to be sent to:

Special K Ranch: PO Box 479; Columbus, MT 59019

Project Hope: 428 E. Pike Ave; Columbus, MT 59019

Rapelje Evangelical Church: PO Box 56; Rapelje, MT 59067