Ann Bachtell Kelly, 74

June 30, 2009

JUNE 23, 1935-JUNE 28, 2009

Ann B. Kelly of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Fahrney Keedy Home & Village, where she had been a resident since October 1997.

Ann was born in Washington County, Md., to the late David E. and Nina Huff Bachtell, and was raised on the family farm near Smithsburg. She attended local schools, graduating with honors in June 1953.

While helping on the family farm, she also worked at Landis Tool Co., in Waynesboro, Pa.

She later worked for First Federal Savings and Loan in Hagerstown, Md.

She married John C. Kelly of Frederick, Md., in October 1959, and while living in Myersville, Md., she was employed at Farmers and Mechanics National Bank in Frederick. In 1966, she, her husband and her daughter moved back to the Smithsburg area.


Ann was an avid flower gardener, spending all of her leisure time growing and arranging flowers. She also enjoyed traveling, homemaking and playing cards with her friends.

She is survived by her husband, John C. Kelly; daughter, Lisa Ann Kelly; and two grandchildren, Philip and Kelly Ann. She is also survived by a brother, Ronald E. Bachtell and wife, Carol; and one sister, Susan B. Good and husband, Walter. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts.

Ann was a lifelong member of St. Peter's (Beards) Lutheran Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. Family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, followed by a service conducted by Dr. David Baker, pastor of Beards Lutheran Church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village c/o Barbara Weber, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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