Elva Mae
Elva Mae "Patsy" Kelso, 87, of Ridgeley, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born July 2, 1932, in Ridgeley, she was the daughter of the late John Isaac Powelson and Letha Mae (Cooper) Powelson.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Kelso Sr., and brothers, Donald, Edwin, and James Powelson.
Patsy was a graduate of Ridgeley High School and Olive-Harvey Junior College in Chicago.
Her career as a legal secretary spanned over 40 years with several law firms. She spent the last 10 years and then retired from Ross and Hardy Law Firm.
She was a member of Dewalt Mechlin Chapter D.A.R.
Patsy attended St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Ridgeley.
Survivors include her children, Scott Kelso, Jan Kelso-O'Connor, Patty Walberer, Steven Kelso, and Kevin Kelso; her sister, Delores Ridenour; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at St. Anthony's Catholic Church on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, from noon until 12:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. with Fr. Binoy Thomas, celebrant.
Interment will be in MSVC Rocky Gap.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dewalt Mechlin Chapter D.A.R., c/o Soffia K. Gray, 10859 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60643.
Published on October 9, 2019


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Jo Ann Circosta
Oct 14, 2019
I have many special memories of sitting with Patsy and Delores under the trees for dinner and laughs at City Lights in Cumberland. Her lively, friendly spirit will be missed by so many. My wishes for peace and comfort go out to all her family.
Linda Henry
Oct 12, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy Scott and Jan, and to all the Kelso Family. I was lucky to see your mother at Heather McElroy's wedding a few years ago and we had such a good time, remembering "the old neighborhood." She brought joy and laughter to everyone. I hope sweet memories of her will be some comfort to you at this difficult time.
Oct 11, 2019
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Barbara Miller
Oct 10, 2019
Pat will be missed . She was a wonderful person and a great lady to work with.
Janice Irving - CTA
Oct 10, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom. Praying for your peace and comfort. ~Jan
Anne Kearney
Oct 10, 2019
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William Mizwicki
Oct 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss Kelso family members. I will miss your mother very much. When I was growing up she always had a kind word and a warm smile for myself and brothers and sisters. Always had a genuine concern for all in the neighborhood. Glad I got to talk to her before she moved back to her hometown. Blessings bestowed on you always Mrs. Kelso. Always in my heart. Billy Mizwicki