Kathryn “Jan” Kelly

February 22, 1936 - November 8, 2021

Kathryn ”Jan” Kelly, age 85 of Severy, KS, passed away on November 8, 2021 at Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka, KS

Jan was born February 22, 1936 in Bartlesville, OK to Joe and Grace (Goodman) Holland. She graduated High School, then attended Oklahoma A&M. She married Gene Kelly in Bartlesville, OK on September 21, 1957. Together they had one son, Ken, and spent 59 years together until his passing in November 2016.

Jan worked for Phillips 66 in Oklahoma for several years and then Forbes Law Firm after her and Gene moved to Kansas, where they settled on the Wine Glass Ranch in Elk County. Jan worked hard, whether it was at her town job or on the ranch helping raise the Hereford cattle and fixing lunch for the ranch hands. When her granddaughters came along, she got even busier, making their costumes for every occasion and holiday there is, along with taking them to church with her on Sunday.

In her free time, Jan was a member of the Severy United Methodist Church, was active teaching Sunday school and bible school, was in the Garden Club, on the Howard State Bank board, in KLA, and part of the Kansas Cow Bells before it became Cattlewomen. She never held back telling you how it was, but would be there to help you out if you needed it.

Jan is survived by her son, Ken of Severy

Kactus Bidwell and husband Miles of Severy
Kanyon Cole and husband Cutter of Severy

Great grandchildren, Kash Bidwell, Konlee Bidwell and Kalloway Cole

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Gene

Visitation for Jan will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, KS

Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Severy United Methodist Church in Severy, KS

Interment will follow in South Lawn Cemetery, Severy, KS

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Severy United Methodist Church and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, PO Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349