Patricia Ann Kelsey age 74 passed away on July 2 2011 in St. Petersburg Florida. Patricia was born on September 17 1936 in Detroit Michigan to Fred and Lorraine Kelsey. Growing up in Berkley Michigan Patricia graduated from Berkley High School and Michigan State University. While at MSU she was a member of the Michigan State Symphonic Orchestra and had her own Dixieland all-girl band. She was a recipient of the Alpha Xi Delta fraternity Order of the Rose. Patricia's career in journalism included associations with MacManus John and Adams in Birmingham Mich. as well as Air Conditioning News in Detroit. She continuied as a free lance writer after moving to Florida more than thirty years ago. She also was actively involved in the introduction of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team and was associated with the Mahaffey Theater for many years. Survivors include her loyal long-time partner and caregiver Regina Wilt; her brother John Terry (Charlene) Kelsey; niece Cheryl (Douglas) Mayberry; nephew James Scott Kelsey; great-niece Jamie (Adam) Cooper; great-nephews Robert Todd Ropke and Cody Mayberry. Plans for a Celebration of Life service are being planned in St. Petersburg Florida. Cremation remains will be interred at the Columbarium of St. Michael's Épiscopal Church Noblesville Indiana.
Published in Daily Tribune on July 10 2011.
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