Georgetta Lynn “Jo” Kelly, 38, of Cozad, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.
Jo was born Nov. 2, 1973, in Beatrice, to David and Susan (Wolfe) Andersen. She obtained her GED in 2009.
Oct. 20, 1992, she was united in marriage to Ryan D. Kelly at the United Methodist Church in Eddyville. They made their home in and around the Lexington area. To this union three children were born; Justine, Austin and Briana Jo.
Jo enjoyed spending time with her husband, kids, mom Sue, and all her family and friends. She loved going to the Casino, playing Bingo, fishing, laying out and cleaning the most. She also loved to cook, take her grandson Carter to the park, and making blankets. She loved to take care of others, before she took care of herself. She was a very wonderful mother, wife, sister, friend, daughter, aunt, employee, granddaughter, niece and an “Angel Lady”.
Jo was employed at Tom’s Midwest Liquor with her favorite boss, Tom.
Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Ryan Kelly of Cozad; two daughters, Justine Kelly and fiance Jorge Hermosillo of Cozad, and Briana Jo Kelly and her boyfriend Alex Bevard of Cozad; one son, Austin J. Kelly and his girlfiend Klaly Escamilla of Cozad; one grandson, Carter J. Kelly of Cozad; mother, Sue Andersen of Eddyville; two brothers, Sam (Stormy) Andersen of Hastings, and James (Terri) Andersen of Oakhurst, Calif.; two sisters, Sandra Cassel and fiance Shaun Scheuffele of Axtell, and Debrina (Dale) Coover of Overton; grandmother, Gertrude Andersen of Marysville, Kan.; sister-in-law, Lachelle Huffman of Broken Bow; brothers-in-law, Rich Tondreau and Shane Kelly, both of Broken Bow; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and other family members.
Jo was preceded in death by her dad, David Andersen; grandfathers, Bernard Pacha and Ray Wolfe, Sr.; grandma, Janice Wolfe; mother-in-law, Jeanne Harshfield; cousins, Kathy and Nicole Wolfe; uncle, Ray Wolfe and many loved ones.
A celebration of Jo’s life was Monday, March 26, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Eddyville, with Pastors Doug Jones, Victor Diaz and Kathy Salts officiating. Burial was in the Viola Cemetery at Eddyville. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Published in Custer County Chief, March 29, 2012