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Kelly M. Witherow

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
Kelly M. Witherow

WASHINGTON, Iowa – Kelly M. Witherow, 56, of Washington, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Washington County Hospital after a sudden illness.

Kelly was born March 24, 1957, in Phoenix, the daughter of Robert and June (Neher) Mickelsen. She attended school in Phoenix, and graduated from high school in 1975.  Kelly was united in marriage to Jason Witherow on March 13, 1998, in Sterling.

Kelly lived most of her life in Arizona, and had lived in Illinois for 15 years before moving to Washington in 2010. She worked at Trax Bar & Grill in Ainsworth, Iowa. While in Illinois, Kelly was a teacher’s aide, where she worked with children with behavior disorders. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Washington. She enjoyed being outside doing yard work, gardening, and mowing. She especially enjoyed caring for her kids and grandkids.

Kelly is survived by her husband, Jason Witherow of Washington; sons, Robert Jones of Phoenix and Shane Witherow, fiancé, Cayla, and Sam Witherow, both of Washington; six grandchildren; and four cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Brandon Jones; and one sister, Robin Robinson.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington, Iowa. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Washington, Iowa, with the Rev. Darryl Carr, pastor, officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date.

A general memorial fund has been established.

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