Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 27, 2013

Lillian Diane Johnson Kelley

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Lillian Diane Johnson Kelley, 58, of Amber Lane in Princeton, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at her residence. Born June 22, 1954 in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of Laura Louise Johnson of Bluefield and the late Eugene Kelly Johnson.

She retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways where she worked for 35 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Diane was a member of Princeton Moose Lodge #1521 Women of the Moose.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 31 years, Terry Russell Kelley of Princeton; three sons, Brian Vest and his wife Angela of Charleston, S.C., Rodney Vest and his wife Becky, stationed with the USMC in Tokyo, Japan, and Michael Kelley of Princeton; five grandchildren, Abigail Lindsay Vest, Harper Kate Vest, Naduiya Wimmer, Alexis Wimmer, and Conner O'Dell Wistlehunt; one brother, Ronnie Johnson of Bluefield; and one sister, Mary White of St. Paul, Minn.

In keeping with her wishes, Diane has been cremated and there will be no service. A time of visitation and sharing with the family will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, West Virginia affiliate, 319 West Washington Street, Charleston, WV  25302, or

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The Kelley family is being served by Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.