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Rachel E.. Kelley

November 7, 1924 — February 27, 2018

Rachel E. Kelley, 93, of Springdale, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale.  Years ago she worked at Montgomery Ward and Helene’s Costume.  Rachel was a homemaker and seamstress who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Junior Kelley; her parents; one sister; four brothers.


Rachel is survived by five children, Frank Kelley and wife Linda of Jay, Oklahoma, Jess Kelley and wife Jo of Springdale, Arkansas, Bill Kelley and wife Sharon of Temple Hill Community, Arkansas, Roger Kelley of Fresno, California and Pam Jacobs and husband Tom of Springdale, Arkansas; 19 Grandchildren; 38 Great Grandchildren; 6 Great-Great Grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Edwards of Winfield, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews and even more friends.


Visitation will be Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Backstrom Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Springdale.  Graveside service will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00am at the Elm Springs Cemetery in Elm Springs, Arkansas. Pastor Bill Pettigrew will officiate the service.   


Memorials may be made to the Peaceful Valley Bible Church, 2203 S. 40th St., Springdale, Arkansas 72762, where she was a charter member, or to Circle of Life Hospice Home, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.    

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 2, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Backstrom Pyeatte Funeral Home - Siloam Springs

1401 E Main St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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