Joann H. Kelly

Joann H. Kelly, 88, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021, at her home.  She was born in La Porte County, Indiana to Emery J. and Catherine E. (Palmer) Wozniak.


On February 14, 1953, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Michigan City, Indiana by Reverend Leonard Cross, she married Matthew T. Kelly, who preceded her in death on November 3, 2018.


After graduating from Westville High School, Joann was employed with Allis Chalmers, Westville Elementary School and T. Foster Martin. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She enjoyed her family, painting, gardening, and reading.


Joann is survived by three daughters, Janet (Jim) Zotti, Carol (Thomas) Cummings, and Judith (Dr. Stephen) Burns; one son, Dr. Neil (Dr. Betsy) Kelly; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Celeste C. (Michael) Casey.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew; her parents; a grandson, Chris Cummings, and a brother, Ralph J. Wozniak.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Bach Street in La Porte. Reverend Nate Edquist will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Donor’s Choice, 4-H, or Gibault Child Service.


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