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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Marilda (Rilla) Wycoff Kelley 95, formerly of Rolla

  • Rilla was born, raised and educated in Rolla. She started life on June 23rd, 1917. She Succumbed to death on Sunday Aug 12th after a massive stroke on the evening of Aug 7th.
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  • Rilla was born, raised and educated in Rolla. She started life on June 23rd, 1917. She Succumbed to death on Sunday Aug 12th after a massive stroke on the evening of Aug 7th.
    She was employed by the then United Telephone Company. She transferred to Ft. Myers Florida in the early 1970’s to train the employees of a newly auquired company in the conversion to computers. Prior to that she spent most of the Sixties traveling throughout the Midwest training the many United employees in the computer conversion.
    She liked Ft. Myers and remained there until her retirement in 1984 after 42 years with the company.
    Rilla was a “work-a-holic” her entire life. As a single Mom she routinely worked 2 jobs to support herself and her son Bill. That routine changed little in Ft. Myers. First she earned an associate degree from Edison Community College in 1977. Shortly after she took the H & R Block tax preparers course, went to work for Block evenings and weekends during tax season and retired from Block in 2009 after 30 years of service. One of her most prized accomplishments was that she was an enrolled agent to present cases before the IRS,
    She is preceded in death by her mother Della Wycoff of Ft. Myers and Rolla, Mo and her father Ross Thompson of Rolla. Her prior husbands Roy Wycoff of St. James and Ralph Kelley of Salem.
    She is survived by her son Bill, his wife Roberta (Bert) of Freeport fl., Her brother Robert Thompson, his wife Gretchen, sister Susan Hand both of Rolla, three grandchildren, Chris and Doug Wycoff, their wives Lynn and Lisa both of Tampa and Terri Thurber and her husband Peter of Pensacola Fl., four great grandchildren Tim, Brittney and Jessica Wycoff of Tampa and Brian McNitt of Pensacola, and of course many many friends from all around the country. She touched a lot of people in her life.
    Burial and memorial service with be held in Rolla, Mo, Saturday Sept 1st at 2:00 PM.
    Visitation with family started at 1 Pm prior to the service. Arrangements are under direction of Clary-Glenn Funeral Home of Freeport, FL. and Null and Sons Funeral Home of Rolla.
    Please no flowers if you chose a donation to your favorite charity in Rilla’s name would be appropriate.
    You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.
    Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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