Evelyn F. (Champagne) Kerley
Evelyn F. Kerley, 70, of 237 W. Main St., died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday in Shelby Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 23, 1914 in South Ham, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of David and Victoria (LePitre) Champagne. She married Thomas J. Kerley on June 10, 1944 who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Joan Mulcahy of Williamsville, NY; and one grandson; four brothers: Francis Champagne and Herve Champagne both of Farmington, NH, Romeo Champagne of Warner, NH, and Andre Champagne of Ford City, PA; and one sister, Sister Denise Champagne, C.N.D. of Montreal, Canada.
She was preceded in death by one son, two sisters, and five brothers.
She retired in 1979 from Quanex Fabrating Corp. after nine years of service. She had also been employed at the Ohio Steel Tube Co. for five years and at the former Wilkins Airforce Depot.
She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Society, The Daughters of Isabella, and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. She was also a Red Cross volunteer at Shelby Memorial Hospital over 20 years and a past president of the Shelby Public Health League Board.
A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. James E. Steinle officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Turner Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.