(Kaye) Ann Neumayer Kelley, formerly of Naperville, Ill. and
Chesterton, Ind., died Friday, May 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. She
Omaha, Neb., Kaye was the youngest daughter of Lucas and Katherine
Neumayer. Her early childhood was spent in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where
her father was the proprietor of the Neumayer Hotel. After his death
in 1929, the family eventually relocated to Chicago, where Kaye
graduated from St. Scholastica’s Academy. She was a student at
Mundelein College and Northwestern University before completing her RN
degree in 1949 at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Omaha. She began her
career as a surgical nurse then later worked as an office nurse for
her brother-in-law, a surgeon. In 1952, she became an airline
stewardess for American Airlines, and while she was based in Chicago,
she met Raymond Goeddel, a United Airlines pilot whom she married in
1954. They settled in Naperville, where they had two children,
Katherine and Thomas.
husband’s death in 1965, Kaye returned to work, first as a Customer
Service Representative for Polaroid and later as surgical nurse. In
1972, she married Carl Kelley and moved to Chesterton, where they had
a daughter, Mary. Carl and Kaye remained in Chesterton until they
moved to Hoosier Village in Indianapolis in 2007.
generously of her time and talents. She will be remembered as a
gracious and generous hostess, an amazing cook, a thoughtful and loyal
friend, and a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
at Hoosier village were happy. Her family would like to thank the
staff who so lovingly cared for her. We greatly appreciate the skill
and affection of her caregivers.
predeceased by her parents, Katherine and Lucas Neumayer, her
husbands, Carl Kelley and Raymond Goeddel, and by her sisters, Clare
Neumayer and Marilou Putman. She is survived by her eight children
and step-children: Nancy Gahl, Indianapolis, Ind.; Phillip Kelley,
North Judson, Ind.; Michael Kelley, St. Louis, Mo.; Katherine Goeddel,
Portland, Ore.; Thomas Goeddel, Fair Haven, N.J.; Kevin Kelley,
Vienna, Austria; Patrick Kelley, Carmel, Ind.; Mary Freedman,
Landstuhl, Germany;17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Mass of
Christian Burial was held today at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic
Church, Zionsville, Ind., and was followed by a memorial service in
the chapel of Hoosier Village. The family suggest memorial gifts be
made to the Hoosier Village Employee Fund or the Alzheimer's
Mortuary-Carmel is assisting Mrs. Kelly’s family with arrangements;
all are encouraged to visit their website, www.leppertmortuary.com, to
share thoughts or memories.