Obituary of Mary Martha Kelly
Mary Martha Kelly 11/13/1928- 1/2/2020
Born in Covington Tennessee to Lizzie and Samuel Gladney, the youngest of three. Older sister Evelyn and brother Warren Mundell (both deceased).
After graduation from Brighton HS, Mary began working as a bookkeeper at a grocery warehouse where she met future husband John Kelly. They soon eloped in Little Rock, Arkansas. Later moving to Puyallup Washington where she began working within the automobile industry as a bookkeeper and office manager. Widowed at the age of 36, Mary moved to Tacoma where she raised her daughter Sharon Kelly-Leverson as a single parent. Working for American Motors and then for Scarff Ford of Auburn where she retired at 72. In her younger years Mary loved dancing, antiquing and playing bingo. She always had a strong faith in the Lord navigating her through meningitis twice, cancer, and many other health challenges. Her biggest joys were her church family, and her only grandson Aaron Petroski and wife Mikailah. Blessed and overjoyed this fall with the birth of her great granddaughter Nora. Living to the age of 91, her positive spirit and faith will remain with us forever and she will be missed deeply by all.