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Phyllis D. Kelsey

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nov. 22, 1945 - May 2, 2009

Phyllis D. Kelsey died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Cambridge Manor. She was 63 years old.

Phyllis was born Nov. 22, 1945, at Richmond, Calif., to Ralph and Nola (Smith) Hammack.

On June 22, 1997, she married Kent Kelsey in Virginia City, Nev. They moved to the McCook Community in 2003. Phyllis was a cosmetologist as well as a licensed vocational nurse where she worked for a number of years in skilled nursing facilities. She enjoyed painting, knitting and cooking.

Preceding her in death were her parents and grandparents.

Survivors include her husband, Kent Kelsey of McCook; her children, Ben Ratliff of North Platte, Bessie Ratliff of San Leandro, Calif., Julie Ratliff of Ukiah, Calif., and Jim Ratliff of Capitola, Calif.; one brother, Glen Hammack of Vallejo, Calif.; one sister, Evelyn Youngberg of Fremont, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Friends may send condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com.

At her request, her body was cremated and a private family inurnment will take place at a later time.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.