Ardyce E. Kelley, 78, of New Bloomfield passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Villa Marie in Jefferson City, Missouri.

She was born on December 27, 1938 in Culbertson, Montana, the daughter of the late Williams Ochs and the late Thelma (Edeburn) Ochs.

Ardyce was united in marriage to James Kelley on February 6, 1960.  He preceded her in death in 2007.

Ardyce retired from Fulton State Hospital where she worked as a typist.  She enjoyed raising dogs.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include sons, Timothy Kelley of New Bloomfield, and James Rodney Kelley of Victor, Mt.; daughter, Tammy Beasley Schaefer-Barnhart (Rex) of Holts Summit; brother, Ron Ochs of Hamilton, Mt.; sisters, Rita Gjefle (Mark), and Betty Frost (Dean), all of Mt.; and two grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, Ardyce was preceded in death by sister, Anne Finnicum.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Humane Society of Hamilton, Montana or Women and Children’s Hospital, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard.

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