Karla Ann Kelley
  • Memorial contributions may be made to her daughter Anna's 529 College Education Fund. Please make contributions payable to Anna Kelley C/O Bruce & Kristen Kelley, 8843 Amber Stone Ct., Zionsville, IN 46077

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“To The Entire Kelley Family, May God bring you all Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. Karla was such a lovely spirit, so generous and...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Traci Maloy - McCordsville, IN

“Dearest Wanda-you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. We wish we could hold and comfort you and Anna. May the many wonderful...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Linda and Jack Percy - FL

“Karla was always a very kind person who brought light everytime she was around. She was always nice to me and that says a lot because sometimes I was...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Jenny Love "Long" Cahoon - IN

“I'm so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person! She could light up the office with her sweet smile and personality! She will be missed by all...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Michelle Laycock - Indianapolis, IN

“You only had to be in Karla's presence for a few minutes to see the genuine person she was and feel the warmth that came from her heart. Her laugh...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Michelle & Roger Fulkerson - IN

“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Karla. Remembering her fondly from school and Grace Church, she was such a nice person and an encouragement. ...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Tony and Kathy Ragheb - IN

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones left behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Rick and Cheryl Kelley - TX

“Karen, There is no better joy than setting them free of the pain and then knowing that they will never experience that pain again. Life goes on,...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Shelia Barringer - Columbus, IN

“WANDA & FAMILY~~ My words of deepest sympathy are with you today. Karla is now at rest with God, Hopefully as times goes by, your cherished...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Marilyn Theobald

“WANDA AND FAMILY.. MAY GODS LOVE SURROUND AND COMFORT YOU ALL AT THIS TIME OF THE LOSS OF KARLA. HER PRESENCE AND TALENTS WILL BE MISSED BY ALL...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: THE POEHL FAMILY/ ESTHER AHLGRIM - IN

“Rest In Peace my friend ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Rick Nisbeth - North Palm Beach, FL

“Dear sweet Anna, Wanda, Karen, Bruce and Kristen, I lived across the street from Karla & Anna for a few years. We had so much fun together and...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Lori Roeder - Minneapolis, MN

“Karla was an inspirational person with the ability to brighten any room. She will be dearly missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are will Anna...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Justin & Heather Smith - IN

Photo taken at Lake Schaffer mid 70's “My thought and prayers go out to Karla and her family during this most difficult time. I have very fond memories of her as a kid in the 70's going...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Poehl - LaPorte, IN - cousin

Photo taken at Lake Schaffer mid 70's “My thought and prayers go out to Karla and her family during this most difficult time. I have very fond memories of her as a kid in the 70's going...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Poehl - LaPorte, IN - cousin

“Anna, Wanda, Karen, and Bruce -- I am so sorry to hear about Karla's passing. Showing care and compassion to others is a vivid Karla memory for me -...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Shelly McIntosh Davidson

“The world has never known a more giving and passionate person than Karla. Karla was always there for everyone no matter how full her plate was, as...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Wastl - Brownsurg, IN

“My heart is heavy is writing this. Karla was an amazing person. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will be forever missed. I will never forget the...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Jessica and Maynard Soukup and Claire O'Dell - IN

“I grew up 2 houses down from Karla on Iroquois Trail. I loved talking with Karla, like Karla I also enjoy talking with people' Knew her sister and...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Kevin Craw - Lafayette, IN

“We want the family to know that you are in our thoughts and are prayers are with you in this time of saddness. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Tom and Chris Klein - Cincinnati, OH

“I had the privilege of meeting Karla in a Eucre group back in the late 90's. I'll never forget her sharing with me that Anna was waiting for her to...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Debra Bush - Carmel, IN - Friend

“Dear Anna, Wanda, Bruce, Kirstin, and Karen........ Words just can't express the deep sadness in our hearts today as we remember Karla. Since she...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Herb and Shirley Stitz - IN

“Karla was such a wonderful and caring Friend. She will truly be missed. Our memmories will forever be filled with the sunshine of her smile and the...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Brenda & Phillip Oliver - Austin, TX

“I have such wonderful memories of the bright shining light that was Karla. My heart aches for her family and close friends. I feel especially sad...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Terri DeLay - Hunt Valley, MD

“Wanda,Anna,Bruce,Kristin and Karen Steve and I are so very sorry for your loss. Karla was such a wonderful woman and mother. We will keep you...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Steve and Sandy Gagnon - friend

“The Hamady Family sends their heartfelt condolences to the Kelley Family at this most difficult time. She was a very beautiful & strong Lady and...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Anna & Jean Hamady - IN

“Wanda and Family, May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time. Our hearts hurt knowing the struggle that Karla was trying to overcome. ...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Jack & June Treadman - GA

“God has taken another great one home. Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of Karla. May God be will you now and always. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Debra & Vito - Indianapolis, IN


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Karla Ann Kelley, 52, of Indianapolis died February 13, 2013 with her family and close friends by her side. Karla was born January 31, 1961 in New Castle, Indiana to Phillip Michael and Wanda Lee Ruckle Kelley; her father preceded her in death.

Karla was a 1979 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and a 1984 graduate of Purdue University. Her skills and expertise flourished during a successful and rewarding career in the financial services at Raffensperger and Hughes, National City, and most recently as a Registered Client Administrator at Merrill Lynch Financial.

Karla's life was dedicated to relationships; people were her great love. Whether at work with her clients, with her family on an adventure, or enjoying life's little moments with friends, Karla was always the happiest when she was with people, but she had no greater love than her daughter, Anna, who will forever be the light of her life! Known as a great organizer, she used her talents to plan many outings with family and friends; if Karla was planning it there was no doubt it would be organized and fun. Her essence will be long treasured and forever missed.

Karla is survived by her daughter, Anna Kelley; her mother, Wanda Kelley; her sister, Karen Kelley; her brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Kristen Kelley and her nephews, Cannon and Will Kelley.

Visitation will be from 3 pm to 6 pm with a memorial service beginning at 6 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St., Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to her daughter Anna's 529 College Education Fund. Please make contributions payable to Anna Kelley, C/O Bruce and Kristen Kelley, 8843 Amber Stone Ct., Zionsville, IN 46077.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville. You are invited to offer your condolences to the Kelley Family, share your memories of Karla, or view a video tribute of her life at www.flannerbuchanan.com