In the loving embrace of her family & in full Communion with her Church, Mildred Wrabec Kelly, 92, passed away peacefully at her home at Little Sisters of the Poor in Kansas City, Mo., on March 27, 2010. 

In the loving embrace of her family & in full Communion with her Church, Mildred Wrabec Kelly, 92, passed away peacefully at her home at Little Sisters of the Poor in Kansas City, Mo., on March 27, 2010. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 30, at McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., K.C., Mo., from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. 

Funeral Mass will be at Little Sisters of the Poor Chapel, 8745 James A. Reed Rd., K.C., Mo., at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, followed by interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Millie was born in 1917 in Sugar Creek, Mo., to immigrant parents & was a member of St. Cyril’s Catholic Church where she received the Sacraments.  She was the third of 14 children & served many of her siblings as a ‘second’ mother.  She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Independence in 1934.  Millie served as an interpreter for many years at Kaminski’s Dry Goods store, as she spoke 5 languages.  During the war she worked at Quartz Laboratory.  In 1946 she met & married James P. Kelly.  Together they owned & operated Kelly’s Bakery in Northeast Kansas City for 30 years.  Her kindness and generosity was well known in the neighborhood.  She was a long time member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, its choir, Altar Society & many other Catholic organizations throughout the Diocese.  Millie moved to her current home in 1998 & took part in many of the activities. 

Welcoming her in heaven are her beloved husband James P. Kelly; parents Paul & Theresa Wrabec; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Kelly; grandson Jacob D. Kelly; brothers John, Joseph & Jerome Wrabec; sisters Pauline Heckmueller, Marcia Haworth, Frances Enges, Theresa McCauley & Agnes Wrabec. 

Those left to treasure & honor her memory are her children Patricia & husband Charles Dalton, Leawood, Kan.; Colleen & husband Bob Raveill, Kansas City, Kan.; & James & Julie Kelly, Hazelwood, Mo.; her grandchildren, Andrew & wife Danelle Dalton, Sara Dalton, James Dalton, Matthew & wife Abby Raveill, Annie & husband Adam Ruskowitz & Patrick J. Kelly, Shawnee, Kan.; great-grandchildren Owen & Miles Dalton, Nathaniel All & Madison Raveill; her brothers Leonard & wife Mary Wrabec & Stanley Wrabec, both of Sugar Creek, Mo.; sisters Lorri Hey, Merriam, KS, Sylvia Begley, Pueblo, Colo., & Carol Clairmont, Bristow, Va.; & many nieces, nephews & God-children. 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Little Sisters of the Poor. 

The family would like to take this time to thank the Little Sisters staff for the wonderful care Mom & her family received during her time with them & especially these last few days.

Death leaves heartache - No one can heal - Love leaves a memory - No One can steal!  Irish Tombstone

Arrangements: McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home, 11924 E. 47th St., K.C., Mo., 816 353-6555.