Barbara A. (Murphy) Kelly

May 15, 1947 ~ July 31, 2021 (age 74)

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Barbara A. Kelly of Plainfield passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday July 31, 2021 in Bolingbrook. Barbara was born on May 15th, 1947, in Chicago, to James and Ann (nee Lynch) Murphy. Barbara had a distinguished career as legal secretary and after retirement was a very active participant in the many groups to which she belonged. She will be remembered as someone who loved life and all its many adventures – there was nothing she enjoyed more than taking a drive or spending time with her close-knit group of friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Barbara is survived by her loving children - son, James (Capri) Kinney, and daughter Laura Kinney; her sister Janet (Frank Swekosky) Murphy; her niece Carrie (Phil) Rawlins, and nephew Matthew (Samara) Tuchband; cousin Beverly (Gary) McCann and their daughters Megan McCann and Molly (Nick) Chesna and all of her grand nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kelly, her parents, James and Ann Murphy, her sister Kathleen Sullivan, her uncle, Thomas and aunt, Irene Lynch. Barbara’s wish was for a simple cremation. Spreading of her ashes will be conducted in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society or a Women’s shelter of your choice would be appreciated.

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