Mildred D. Kelly

Mildred Kelly, age 93, of Rapid City, and formerly of Quinn, died Sunday, August 8, 2004, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, August 11, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wall with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant.

Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Quinn, SD. Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall was in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred D. Miner was born at her parents’ home at Hermosa, SD, the daughter of William Vance and Margaret (Edwards) Miner. She received her education in Hermosa and graduated from Rapid City High School. She attended Black Hills State Teacher's College where she received her teaching certificate. She moved to Wall and taught rural school north of Wall.

Mildred was united in marriage to Patrick Joseph Kelly on October 23, 1933. They made their home in Quinn and she taught rural school southeast of Quinn.

After her husband's death in 1956, she moved to Rapid City in 1957. She taught school in Rapid Valley and then in Piedmont until her retirement in 1972. She continued to lived in Rapid City. In 1999, she moved into an assisted living center in Rapid City. In May 2004, due to health reasons, she moved into the nursing home, where she has since resided.

Grateful for having shared her life include three sons, Robert Kelly and his wife, Jean, of Rapid City, Patrick (Jerry) Kelly and his wife, Linda, of Eagan, MN, and Donald Kelly and his wife, Gloria, of Wall; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Patrick Joseph Kelly, Mildred was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Kim, Jim and Kristy Kelly; one great-grandson, Jori Kelly; her parents; six brothers, Roy and Kyle Shontz, and Albert "A.D.", Donald, Foster, and George Miner; and four sisters, Helen Quails, Grace Johnson, Ila Walton, and Francis Marquardt.

A memorial has been established to the Quinn City Park.