Darletta Kelsall, 71, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., former resident of Meadville, Mo., died on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Morningside Center, Chillicothe, Mo.
Darletta was born the daughter of Guy and Zelma (Munn) Hickman on May 29, 1941, in Spickard, Mo. On July 31, 1959, she married Benny Kelsall in Trenton, Mo. He survives of the home.
Darletta enjoyed bowling, making ceramics, and she always had a house full of ceramics.
She is survived by her husband, Benny Kelsall, of the home; two daughters, Rosalie Ruff, Chesapeake, Va., and Jenetta Davis and husband Jim, Beloit, Wis.; and two grandchildren, Shannon Marie Ruff, Atlanta, Ga., and Dustin Allen Grice, Beloit, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from 6 until 8 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Wednesday from 12 until 9 p.m. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Navy Relief Fund and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.