Mrs. George R. (Esther J. Lyman) Kelly, 64, of Decatur died 9:05p.m. Saturday (May 25, 1991) in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Catholic Church with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Burial was in Macon County Memorial Park. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Kelly was born in Peoria on May 18, 1927, daughter of Otto T. and Minnie Skibba Lyman. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, American Softball Association Committee, Illinois State Softball Hall of Fame, Decatur Women Bowlers Association, and All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She was a youth bowling instructor for several years in Decatur. She married George R. Kelly in 1949.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, two sons, and three grand children. Blair Kelly of Peoria. Her parents and three sisters preceded her in death.
Author: Herald & Review, Decatur, IL
Contributed By: Helen Nordquist
Copyright: Herald & Review, Decatur, IL 5/28/1991