Barbara Kelso

Barbara J. Kelso (Lewis)

Saturday, September 9th, 1933 - Monday, October 14th, 2019
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A faithful woman, who was full of grace, Barbara J. Kelso, of Kettering, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at the age of 86.

She was born September 9th, 1933 to Armetha (Fry) and Kenneth Lewis. She was employed at Chase Bank for over 20 years and specialized in Data Entry. Barbara was also a member of Kettering Church of Christ for over 50 years.

Barbara enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, but mostly watching Cincinnati Bengal's football. She was a huge fan of the Bengal's, even though Dick was a Cleveland Brown's fan. When she wasn't watching her favorite sports teams, she loved watching The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy. You would never see Barbara without a book in her hand, whether it was her Bible or a mystery series. One of her favorite things to do was to travel all over the United States with her husband, Dick. She will be remembered for her sweet and kind personality, but most of all being a "Super Mom" to her children and the love that she had for her family and God.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Richard "Dick" Kelso, children; Kathi (Gary) Stewart, David (Lynne Brown) Kelso, Wendy (Tommy) Ray, grandchildren; Belinda Smith, Krista (Shane) DeMoss, AJ (Jake) Ault, Austin Ray, great-grandchildren; Kylee Robinette, Makayla Stewart, Vincent Neff, Bre Smith, Ashton Ault, Taylor DeMoss, Micah Neff, Brody Ault, Chance Ault, great-great-granchild; Carter James Shadoan, sister-in-law Marlo Sigler and many family members and friends.

To help the family celebrate her life, you are invited to share during her visitation at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home 92 W Franklin St Bellbrook, Ohio 45305 on October 17, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Life Celebration Services will be held Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 10 am with burial to follow at Bellbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Cancer Society. You are welcome to send a condolence or flowers, plant a tree and share a story or picture about Barbara at by clicking on her name.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home
    92 W Franklin St
    Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
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  • Life Celebration Services

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 10:00am
    Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home
    92 W Franklin St
    Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Allen, Matthew
  • Interment

    Bellbrook Cemetery
    3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd.
    BELLBROOK, OH 45305
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Posted at 06:13pm
It's with such heavy hearts that we send our love and prayers to all of you. Know that we will forever cherish the memories of our sweet sister
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Posted at 07:36am
I knew Barb along time ago when I worked with her at the bank. Such a lovely lady, she always had a kind word for everyone. My sincere condolences to her family❤️God Bless

Brian, Valerie, Dylan & Wyatt Jones

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Wendy, Stokey & Austin & Family, Sending heartfelt sympathies in your great loss. Prayers of peace, comfort, hope and love to you all.
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Tony and Leone West

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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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