Wanda Price O'Kelley, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on August 17, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born September 27, 1927 in Guy, AR, to the late E. Carlton Price and Clarice Quattlebaum Price. She grew up in a large family with six siblings and survived two house fires during her childhood, destroying homes and contents but never snuffing out her indomitable, positive spirit. She married D. Ned O'Kelley on March 3, 1945, married 48 years, and raised their family of three children in Conway, AR. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, canning, attending piano recitals, athletic events and church activities.
Wanda loved spending time with family, traveling to see the Fall foliage, attending Bible schools, associating with friends from her church, her Treasured Friends group, and those with whom she spent the last six years at Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Community, The Cove Building. Special thanks to Jimmy and Beverly Williams, Managers of The Cove, who are the ''mom and dad'' to all the residents.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane O'Kelley, Escondido CA, and Rita O'Kelley Stone (Kent), Little Rock, AR, sister Verla Young, Ft. Worth TX, one granddaughter, Alissa O'Kelley Martinez (John), Conway, AR, three grandsons Shawn Eustis (Rebekah) Escondido, CA, Jonathan O'Kelley (Naomi), Conway, AR, Ryan Eustis (Sophie), San Diego CA, six great grandchildren Madeline, Chloe and Julia Eustis, Escondido, CA, Kayla and Grant O'Kelley, Conway, AR, Henry Eustis, San Diego, CA and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband D. Ned O'Kelley, son D. Mark O'Kelley, three sisters, Elva Price Willard, Auda Price Bledsoe, Sallie Price Sarrett and two brothers, Durward E. ''Ed'' Price and Billy Joe ''Bill'' Price.
Wanda was of the Christadelphian faith and attended weekly in Maumelle AR unless bad weather or lack of a ride prevented her from going, where she was the first to arrive. In fact, she was early for everything she attended. She looked forward to the return of Christ and the setting up of His Kingdom on earth.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 22nd from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR with a Celebration of her life following at 11:00 a.m. in the Roller Chenal Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jim Pidcock officiating.
Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Martinville Cemetery, Martinville AR.
Memorials may be made to North Little Rock Christadelphian Ecclesia, c/o Bill Jones, 185 Williamson Blvd. Lonoke, AR 72086-8419 or Alzheimer's Arkansas, 201 Markham Center Dr, Little Rock, AR 72205.