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Kelly Westbrook '83 June 21, 2023 11:28 AM updated: June 21, 2023 11:48 AM

Kelly Ann Westbrook 
January 7, 1961 - May 20, 2023 

Kelly Ann Westbrook, a beloved mother, grandmother, teacher, sister, aunt and friend to all, passed away on May 20, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter. Born on January 7, 1961, Kelly lived a life dedicated to fostering relationships, creating fun, and spreading joy to those around her.

Kelly's journey through life was marked by her unwavering commitment to teaching elementary school. Beyond her professional achievements, Kelly was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her family held a special place in her heart, and she cherished every moment spent with them. As a daughter, she showered her parents with love and respect, appreciating the foundation they had provided for her life. As a mother, Kelly was a constant source of guidance, support, and unwavering love. She embraced the joys and challenges of motherhood, instilling in her children the values of kindness, integrity, and perseverance. Her role as a grandmother brought her immeasurable happiness, and she delighted in witnessing her grandchildren's milestones and creating lasting memories with them.

Kelly's infectious warmth and ability to have fun anywhere she went touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She had an incredible ability to connect with people on a deep level, making them feel seen, heard, and understood. Her kindness knew no bounds, and she was everyone’s best friend. Kelly was a beacon of light in the lives of her friends, always ready with a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and an endless amount of good times.

While we mourn the loss of Kelly Ann Westbrook, we also celebrate the beautiful legacy she leaves behind. She is preceded in death by her niece, Bonnie Gomer, and her grandparents, Bonnie and Fritz Deutsch, Willie and George Westbrook who undoubtedly welcomed her with open arms.

Kelly's memory lives on in the hearts of her parents JoNell and Birney Westbrook, her three daughters and two son-in-laws, Brook Moore, Holly and Caleb Gardner, Madison and Scott Wagner, and grandchildren London and Maddox Dryer, her siblings, Terry Warr, and Wes and Debbie Westbrook, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will forever cherish the love and guidance she bestowed upon them.

In honor of Kelly's remarkable life, a memorial service will be held on Saturday May 27th, 2023 at Rader Funeral Home at 10am. We invite all who were touched by her presence to join us in celebrating the life of this extraordinary woman. Kelly's spirit will forever remain with us, reminding us to embrace each day with a love for life, to nurture our relationships, and to treasure the moments we share with our loved ones.

Rest in eternal peace, dear Kelly. You will be deeply missed, but your love will continue to inspire and guide us.


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