Betty W. Kelly

Betty W. Kelly, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and pioneering woman CPA, died Dec. 1, 2017, after a long, hard fight with an illness. Viewing will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the Powell Chapel at First Baptist Church of DeLand. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church of DeLand, followed by graveside services at Oakdale Cemetery in DeLand. All are invited to lunch after the services in the family life center at the church.
Mrs. Kelly is survived by her friend since she was 6 years old and husband of 62 years, Bill Sr.; her sons, Bill Jr. (Jennifer), Scott (Jolie) and Andy (Missy); 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Betty was 85, born Nov. 20, 1932, in Jacksonville, to Jack Weyer Sr. and Frances Weyer.
Betty moved to DeLand in 1958, where she and her husband raised their family.
Betty obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Stetson University in 1968.
She operated an accounting firm in DeLand, which later became the firm of Betty W. Kelly, CPA PA, from 1966 until her death.
Betty was an inspiration to her family, and a source of practical wisdom to her clients, many of whom became close friends.
She was active in organizations that benefited children and families, including the Cub Scouts, the DeLand High School Band Parents Association and the West Volusia YMCA, among others, all of which she served in leadership roles.
Betty served as the treasurer of First Baptist Church of DeLand for many years, where she led the effort to build two major additions to its facilities.
Although she almost always became the leader of organizations in which she was involved, she never liked to be the center of attention.
Betty was the recipient of a lifetime-achievement award from the Chamber of Commerce.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack Jr., Terry, Bob and Bill, and sister Shirley Weyer Draper. Her surviving sister, Nancy Weyer Walker, lives in Jacksonville.
Flowers are welcome, and donations may be made to the MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences may be made at Allen-Summerhill was in charge.
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