Virginia Lael (Bannon) Kelsey

Aug. 17, 1924-Nov. 23, 2022


Virginia Lael (Bannon) Kelsey, 98, of New Market went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Ben Hur Nursing & Rehabilitation. 

She was born Aug. 17, 1924, at Parkersburg, to Eldo and Helen W. (Monroe) Bannon. 

Virginia graduated from New Market High School in 1942 and on July 26, 1942, she married Norris L. Kelsey. He preceded her in death March 11, 2014. 

She was a loving mother and homemaker and throughout the years was a clerk at Powers Grocery Store and owned the flower shop in New Market. She was a faithful member of New Market Baptist Church.    

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Powers of Crawfordsville and Rita Pinkerton of Plainfield; four grandchildren, Chris (Sherry) Norman, Tim (Stephanie) Norman, Joe (Melissa) Powers and Jami (Tim) Dugger; 11 great-grandchildren, Eric Meagher, Elizabeth Meagher, Misty (Kyle) Bowers, Justin Dugger, Kelsey Dugger, J.D. Norman, Kylee Norman, Will (Samantha) Norman, Caleb (Biz) Norman, Brayden Esparza and Devin Esparza; and three great-great grandchildren, Emma Bowers, Jackson Geralds and Bellamy Norman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Norris; brother Max Bannon; daughter Janet Norman; granddaughter Cindy Meagher; and three sons-in-law, Dean, Ed and Frank. 

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the funeral home, with Pastor Todd Randles officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on her obituary page at Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to New Market Baptist Church, P.O. Box 87, New Market, IN 47965.

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