Linda Joy Kelley

In Memorial

Linda Kelley, 67, of Waco, Texas passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Providence Hospital.

Linda was the daughter of Julius and Vivian Whitley. She graduated from Teague High School, and then went on to earn degrees from Sam Houston and Mary Hardin Baylor. Linda married William Dayton Kelley, and worked as a Journalist for several years. The two had a daughter together, Erin. After his death in 1984, Linda went to work as a High School teacher. She retired from Connally ISD, where she spent many years teaching Journalism and History. She later became the High School librarian and was dedicated to helping meet the students’ research needs.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Vivian; her brother, John Whitley; and her husband, Dayton Kelley.

Survivors include her daughter, Erin Kelley, of Waco.

Linda was a beloved mother and friend, who will be missed by many. Linda did not wish to have a service, so friends will gather at a later date to reminisce.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Lindas Passing, i went to school in teague and remember her. Did not realise she was in Waco area. My Sympathy goes out to Erin and her many friends. May God Bless You as you go through your time of Sorrow.

  2. Linda had the quickest wit of any friend I’ve ever known. She was always ahead of me with her clever retorts. I appreciated her help with my students’ research projects. She was always willing to help with anything others asked. I used to stand a little in awe of her because her fountain of knowledge was so great. Condolences to her many loved ones and friends. Erin, may the memory of your mom’s character and strength sustain you.

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