Kelly Jo (Sullivan) Whiteley, 53, passed away after waging a long battle against cancer on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at her home in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was in the comfort of her home with her loving husband Brad.
Kelly was born July 6, 1965 to Dan and Elsie (Dickey) Sullivan. She graduated from Centennial High School in Utica, Nebraska, and later graduated from Southeast Community College receiving graphic design degree, studied at University of Nebraska, and received a Computer Science degree from Clackamas Community College in Oregon.
Kelly and Brad Whiteley were married April 25, 1992 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. They moved to Oregon City, Oregon for 10 years where Brad attended culinary school and Kelly attained her computer science degree.
Kelly lived life to its fullest. Her audacious laugh and sparkling smiling eyes embraced us. Kelly loved her dog, Charlie. She had a passion for sports, walking, collecting antiques, and working beside Brad in his business endeavors. Kelly also, loved all her nieces and nephews. She had a passion for attending Nebraska Cornhusker games and watching all college sports.
Kelly is survived by her husband, Brad Whiteley of Lincoln, NE, mother, Elsie Sullivan of York, NE; siblings: Michael Sullivan of Lincoln; Daniel Sullivan of Raymore, Mo.; Kathy (Joe) Ruzicka of Seward; Patty McCord of Guernsey, Wyo.; Chris (Tom Hill) Bohaty of Lincoln; Peggy Hanson of Spicer, Minn.; Julie (Todd) Raridon of Plainfield, Ill.; sister-in-law Carol Higgins (Giltner, NE) and the late Joe Sullivan; and many close relatives, and nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her father Daniel Sullivan and brothers John and Joe.
Mass was on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 6111 Morrill Avenue in Lincoln.
Memorials to the family for future designation. I’d love it if you took a moment to check out my GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/6ovk034?pc=em_db_co2876_v1&rcid=0661312bb7a641b1924f8fe417602879 . Your support would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much! Brad
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