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Heaven Rae Kelley

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Heaven Rae Kelley, forever 16, of Mt. Holly Springs, passed to eternal life on Friday, July 17, 2015.  She was at home surrounded by her loving family.  After a four year courageous journey, precious Heaven did not lose a battle with cancer but won her new life with her Heavenly Father.  She was born on May 26, 1999 in Carlisle, a daughter of John R. Kelley, Jr. and Jamey L. (Shank) Kelley of Mt. Holly Springs.

Heaven was a member of the Boiling Springs High School Class of 2017.  She attended Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church and most recently, the Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, Carlisle.  Heaven enjoyed cheerleading, ballet, watching her brother’s baseball games, singing, shopping, swimming, arts and crafts, making jewelry and having her own youth group, Heaven’s Angels.  Most of her days were filled with snuggling with her white westies, Squirt, Jovi, Patch and Sempi and her crazy cat Coover.  Heaven appreciated and looked forward to all the visits from her friends.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Tayven Kelley of Mt. Holly Springs, two sisters; Ashley Shank (companion, Tyler Shopp) of Carlisle and Olivia Kelley (companion, Zach Fiebke) of Columbia, SC, paternal grandparents; John Kelley, Sr. and Paulette (Slusser) Kelley of Carlisle, maternal grandparents; Gregory and Brenda (McCaslin) Shank and Larry Statler and Connie (Fulton) Shank, all of Carlisle, three uncles; Craig Kelley of Carlisle, Mike Hinchberger of Shermansdale and Chad Statler of Charlotte, NC, two aunts; Andrea Kelley of Carlisle and Kimberly Shank of Shermansdale and seven cousins; Dylan, Madison, Alexandra and Emma Kelley, Samantha and Tabitha Beckerleg and Macayla Mills.

A viewing will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 followed by funeral services at 12:00 noon in the Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, 290 Petersburg Rd., Carlisle, with Pastor Shad Baker officiating.  The family would love to see a lot of pink at Heaven’s services, which was her favorite and her team color.  A time of fellowship will immediately follow the services at the church.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial donations may be made to Hope for Heaven, C/O Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union, 1166 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015.



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My thoughts, prayers and love are being sent to the entire Kelley family! 

Melissa Anderson

Dear Kelley Family,
I did not know your precious child but have many family members and friends in Carlisle who did know Heaven, and I have seen updates on her on social media. As a fellow parent I want to express my deepest sympathies to you and I hope it will be of some comfort that Heaven's journey made an impact on so many people, including complete strangers. May you experience a healing grace and hold only the good memories in your hearts.

Deb Adams Yeager, State College, PA

Our sincere and heart felt condolences for the loss of your baby girl. Bill and I have you in our thoughts and send hugs and prayers of strength your way. 

Adrienne & Bill Townsend

May your hearts be surrounded with peace and love during this very emotional time. Heaven was an inspiration to many who had or are dealing with cancer. Her courageous fight will give meaning to a lot of people. May your heart be filled with wonderful memories of your loving daughter. Rest in peace sweet angel, Heaven soar high with the grace of God.

Angie Vick
may GOD give you strength and comfort during this sad time, please know HEAVEN is now so healthy and happy, she will greet you one day with her precious arms, prayers for all, and please know Heaven impacted so many lives,


Dear Family,

Heaven touched so many lives and taught us many things. We are the better for having known her and now heaven is the better for having this angel girl to watch over you all.

Prayers and love,
Nancy Louise Shoemaker

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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