Dorothy Kelley

  • Died: November 25, 2012
  • Location: Davenport, Iowa

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street
Davenport, IA 52803
Tel. (563) 322-4438

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dorothy A. Kelley, a resident of Davenport, died November 25, 2012, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf after a brief illness. Burial will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, California. Her relatives and friends will gather Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport, where a brief service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 p.m.
Dorothy Ann Kelley was born on August 2, 1923, in Davenport, Iowa, a daughter of Frank J. and Suzanne (Connelly) Kelley. Dorothy lived her entire life in the downtown area, while enjoying 26 years of work in classified advertising at the Quad City Times, retiring in 1988.
Dorothy is survived by her nephews; Steven Kelley, Valencia, CA and Michael Kelley, Pasadena, CA; two great nieces, Nicole and Allison Kelley, and dear friend and caregiver Meda keeney; as well as numerous loving friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Francis Kelley.
She belonged to St. Anthony's Catholic Church and memorials may be made to the church in her memory.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Dorothy's obituary at


Condolence & Memory Journal


Dorothy was a breath of fresh air! She loved life and people. She spoke her mind and you always knew where you stood with her. Dorothy could hold her own with some of those "interesting character customers" who would periodically wander into the newspaper! I recall one customer where Dorothy would have to clean off the counter after she left! However, Dorothy was always kind and professional during the transaction.

Dorothy will always be a fond memory with me. Rest is peace.

Joyce Stutika Gould
Former QCT Employee

Posted by Joyce Stutika Gould - Elburn, IL - Co-Worker at QC Times   November 28, 2012

So saddened to see that our sweet Dorothy had left us! We will miss her and shall always think of her fondly. She was quite a lady!
Greg and Terri Wiese & family

Posted by Greg & Terri Wiese and family - Wheatland, IA - CPA and freind   November 28, 2012

You will always have a special place in my heart Dorothy! You were like a grandma to me. You lived a wonderful life and will be greatly missed!

Posted by Angie Goetz    November 27, 2012

I will miss her lots! Her warmth, spunk and personality! She is a ray of bright sunshine. I worked with her for about 11 years when I was first employed at the Quad-City Times and we would go to lunch together and on outings! Since she retired in 1988 we still kept in touch all these years through phone calls and get togethers. She will be truly missed greatly by all of her many friends!

Posted by Debby Weathers - Bettendorf, Iowa, IA - Close Friend   November 27, 2012

Dorothy was such a wonderful lady. As a little girl I would visit my mom (Patti Bellman) at the Times & Dorothy would always tap dance with me! She had a wonderful laugh, the sweetest smile, & the biggest hugs. She will be dearly missed!

Posted by Sarah Caldwell - Vienna, IL - Friend   November 27, 2012