OCEAN CITY — Eleanor Pearson Kelly, age 85, died Sunday, Jan. 22 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Collingswood, N.J. she was the daughter of the late Henry and Clara Whittaker Pearson. She was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Edward Kelly in 1992.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen E. Kelly of Salisbury and Sandra Kelly Pietroski and her husband Joseph of Ocean City; five grandchildren, William F. Kelly, Jeff D. Messick, Victoria Kelly, Alec Fried and Fiona Pietroski; two great grandchildren, Orion Kelly and Olivia Robles. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheri K. Parks in 1994.
Kelly was a graduate of Western Maryland College. She had been a teacher at Stephen Decatur High School. Along with her husband she had owned and operated the Weathervane, Windjammer and Kittywake Motels in Ocean City. She was a member and Past President of the Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, member of the Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary, Eastern Star, bowling enthusiast, active in the “Play It Safe” Program and member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean City.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean City. Rev. Alex Ayers will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service in church and also 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.