L. Louise Kaley

Born: Sun., Nov. 1, 1931
Died: Sun., Jul. 15, 2012

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Mrs. L. Louise Kaley, age 80, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Robinson, Illinois, died Sunday July 15, 2012 at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Illinois following several months of failing health. Born November 1, 1931 in Oblong, Illinois, the daughter of Glenard C. and Elizabeth Gurnee (Howard) Helm. On June 3, 1949 she married Vaughn H. "Hoop" Kaley, and he preceded her in death March 1, 2005. Lousie was a homemaker; a Middle School Teacher for Nuttle Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School, with 32 years of service with Community Unit #2; and 15 years additional service as a substitute teacher. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church (Disciples), Robinson, Illinois; Crawford County Retired Teachers Association; Crawford County Republican Women's Organization; Delta Theta Tau Philanthropic Society; Delta Kappa Gamma, Professional Educator's Society. Mrs. Kaley graduated Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana and went on to receive both her Bachelor of Science in Education and her Master of Science in Education at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Jay "Jeff" and Karen Kaley, Duncan, Oklahoma; Chris Alan and Karen Kaley, Missoula, Montana; three grandchildren, Sam Hayes Kaley, Missoula, Montana; Anthony Clark Morris, Duncan, Oklahoma; Christopher August Morris, Duncan, Oklahoma; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gregory "Greg" and Carol Helm, Livingston, Texas; sister-in-law, Virginia Helm, The Woodlands, Texas; brothers-in-law, Jack and Barbara Kaley, Bement, Illinois and Don "Tick" Kaley and Barbara Kaley, Palm Desert, California; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Vaughn; brother, Robert Helm and sister, Virginia (Helm) Luffman.

There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday July 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois with visitation from 9:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Interment of cremated remains to follow services in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Residents Activity Fund, United Methodist Village, Lawrenceville, Illinois or the National Parkinson's Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Mandy Reinoehl Hanner
Was so sad to hear this news. I had the wonderful experience of having Mrs. Kaley as my teacher for 1st grade and 4th grade. I still have fond memories of her classroom. I remember when someone was in trouble, she always threatened them with "50 lashes with a wet noodle" and whenever we watched a film...back when you had to use a projector and film strip...the film strip was always upside down...and she never failed to blame those silly elves. Mrs. Kaley made learning fun. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

07/18/2012
Patricia Thompson Sparks
Jeff,

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a beautiful lady.

07/17/2012
Debbie (Kirk) Nichols
Chris and Jeff,
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a great lady and a wonderful teacher. Your folks were such a good couple and take comfort in your fond memories.

07/17/2012
Jackie (Scott) Murdock
Jeff sorry to read of your moms passing. I remember her as a great teacher. My thoughts are with you as you go thru this. Jackie


07/17/2012
Jerry Flynn
Jeff and Chris;
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you.

07/17/2012
Garry & Larry Smith
Jeff & Chris

We are saddenned by the death of your mother, she was a wonderful person and a great teacher in the classroom.
We cherish the memories of countless hours at your home and ours playing sports and getting us ready to be future " Maroons ".
It was a woderful time in our lives that will always mean so much.
See you Saturday.

07/17/2012
Linda Weger


Jeff Kaley; & Family:

The Class of " 1969" sends you are deepest sympathy

Linda ( Bonham ) Weger

Class of " 1969"

07/17/2012
Nancy (Briggs) Jenkins
Jeff,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Words do not have any comfort but just know that I am sending my love, thoughts and prayers to you at this time.
Nancy


07/17/2012
Gene Fuller
I was a high school classmate of Vaughn's and always had a fondness for both him and Louise.

07/16/2012


Jane Morris Hanne
   Posted Thu March 13, 2014
Dear Jeff and Chris, Today I was thinking of your mother. I have done that over the last year. I wanted mom(Marjorie Morris) to get to talk to your mom. Tried to call you and the number did not work. Called the Methodist home and had no luck. So, I found the obituary. We are sorry for your loss. Louise was a beautiful lady! Such a joyful person to talk to. We loved Vaughn too. We took mom to visit her in her home one summer. You know that Mom and Dad were good friends with your parents when they were young and for years. Your parents would come to visit. Mom is 88 now. Perhaps you can get in touch with a new number so that we may call you one day. We have such good memories!


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