Gloria J. Kelly
Gloria Joan Kelly, age 65, of Wall, died Tuesday morning, February 1, 2005, at her residence in Wall.
Closed-casket visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, at St. Patrick's with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant.
Interment will be at a later date in the Wall Cemetery.
Gloria Joan Pipal was born June 9, 1939, at Black Hills General Hospital in Rapid City, the daughter of Ernest A. and Marcella (Shull) Pipal. She was raised on the family homestead twenty miles southwest of Wall, SD.
Gloria attended eight years of grade school at the rural Quinn Table and North Star schools, graduating from Wall High School in 1957.
Gloria was united in marriage to Donald M. Kelly on June 9, 1957, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Quinn. They ranched in the Wall and Quinn area and they were also engaged in various businesses involving tourism.
Gloria was a 25-year member of the Wall Volunteer Ambulance Service, constantly on call, making many ambulance runs and also serving as the treasurer. Her greatest passion was her service to others, most importantly her husband, children, grandchildren, and many others who lived with the Kellys during their school years.
Gloria was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall.
Grateful for having shared her life include her husband Donald Kelly of Wall; two sons, Dr. Pat Kelly and his wife, Carla, of Bowman, ND, and Jason Kelly and his wife, Brooke, of Anchorage, AK; one daughter, Dawn Richter and her husband, Troy, of Quinn; 11 grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Megan, and Erin Kelly, Paiton Kelly, Dalton, Kelsey, Trey, Cameron, and Taylor Richter, and Jordan and Colton Kelly; a brother, Ernest "Butch" Pipal and his wife, Linda, of Wall; a sister, Betty Alishouse and her husband, Glenn, of Wall; a daughter-in-law, Kiya Kelly of Wall; two girls that were like daughters to Gloria, Susie Cuppy of Mitchell, and Stevie Kjerstad of Quinn; special friends Glenda Knapp and Lucille Holsether; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Gloria was preceded in death by a daughter Kristy Kelly; two sons, Kim Kelly and James Kelly; a grandson, Jori Dean Kelly; and her parents.
A memorial is established to the Cheyenne River Breaks 4-H Building in Wall.
Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall is in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at www. rushfuneralhome.com