Elaine Getzmeyer Kelley  of Pontiac, formerly of Waterford passed away peacefully at her home in Pontiac, Michigan on March 22, 2018. She was born on March 8, 1949 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Francis (Jack) and Vida Bailey Getzmeyer. She is survived by her husband Loren (Skip) Kelley, son Jeffrey Kelley and daughter Kathleen Kelley. Her sibling are brothers Gene Owens (Christine) and Duane Getzmeyer (Shirley) and the late Marlene Murdock. She also leaves behind brother-in-laws Robert Kelley, Dennis Kelley (Sharon) and sister-in-law Darlene (Doll) Parker as well as many nieces and nephews. She was fortunate to have many cousins. Elaine graduated from Waterford Kettering High School in 1967. She loved all school functions, especially sports. She was awarded most “School Spirit” in 1967. Elaine attended Oakland Community College. She married Loren Kelley on December 24, 1982 in Waterford, Michigan. Elaine enjoyed ceramics, cooking, baking, canning and baking and decorating wedding and other cakes. Her greatest joy was having American picnics at her home for many friends and family. She enjoyed attending her children’s after school activities and other children’s sports activities. Elaine also enjoyed her extended family in France. To honor her and to help others the family is asking everyone to consider a donation to The Gaddes Foundation ( A Celebration of Elaine’s Life will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 4-8 p.m.


Monday, March 26, 2018, 4-8 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home.

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