Gloria M. Kelley

Gloria M. Kelley, 91, of Duncanville, Texas, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 7:40 AM on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Entrust of Desoto in Dallas, Texas. She was born on November 15, 1925 in Alpha, Illinois, the daughter of Tony and Fannie (Stanfel) Kozelichki. She married Mervin Kelley on December 26, 1946 in Peoria, Illinois. He preceded her in death.

Also proceeding her in death is her parents, and two brothers, Rudy and Marion Kozelichki.

Surviving are her children, Sheila (Larry) Balagna of Duncanville, Texas; Terry (Karen) Kelley of Farmington; seven grandchildren, Kurt Balagna, Matt Balagna, and Greg Balagna, Shanna Swadinsky, Eric Kelley, Tracy Blumenshine, and Patrick Bumbaough, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Gloria and her Husband, Mervin owned and operated Betty Ann Bakery in Farmington, and also was a librarian in Farmington for many years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville, Texas, and a member of Croatian Fraternal Lodge #367 in Canton.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington. Deacon Gary Schultz will officiate. Memorials can be made to Croatian Fraternal Lodge #367 in Canton, Illinois. To leave online condolences please visit



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4 Responses to Gloria M. Kelley

  1. Alaina Smith says:

    To the Balagna family:
    So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace. Alaina & Abby Smith

  2. Linda Almasi says:

    I am sorry for your loss. When she came to the store she would always stop and talk with me. Prayers for your family.

  3. Linda Almasi says:

    I am sorry for your loss. She would always stop and visit if she saw me at the store. Always a smile. Prayers for your family

  4. Teresa Twhite says:

    The family of Tony “Teke” and JoAnne Kozelichki extends their sympathy to Gloria’s family. Dad talked fondly about Gloria and her brothers especially the times in the summer that he would spend with them in Canton. He had many good memories and stories about those days spent with his cousins.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Terri White, Patty Boehle, Rose Isley,
    Joe Kozelichki, Marie McCannon, and
    Trudy Dvorak

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