Obituary of Elsie Birdene Kelly

Elsie Birdene Kelly, age 61, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

She was born March 9, 1960, in Nevada, Missouri.  Throughout the years, Elsie had made her home in Ft. Scott as well as Ottawa and Quenemo, Kansas.  Elsie was a Registered Nurse and worked primarily at the Osage Nursing Center.  Elsie loved her family and was a devoted mother to her children.


Survivors include her five children, Janelsa Orozco (Rafael), of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Shannen Price, of Ottawa, Kansas, Michael Prock (Leodiaz), of Dallas, Texas, Matthew Prock (Belynda) of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Crystal Thurston (Jeremy), also of Ft. Scott.  Also surviving are her parents, several brothers and sisters as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Anthony Kelly and her son, Gregory Price.


Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, July 30th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Elsie Kelly Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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