Service


Date:

March 24, 2018

Start Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Visitation


Date:

March 23, 2018

Start Time:

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Kelli “Big Joe” Leahy Ross

Kelli, age 52, passed away on March 19, 2018. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Merle Hay Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held for her on Saturday, 1-4 p.m., at Hotel Renovo in Urbandale.

Kelli was born July 23, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska to James and Kathleen (Linde) Leahy. She was a graduate of Urbandale High School Class of 1983. Kelli most recently was working at the Mustang Grill in Grimes.

Kelli enjoyed spending time outdoors, traveling, and riding motorcycles. Her passions in life were spending time with her grandchildren and being creative in the kitchen.

Kelli was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen; grandma, Bobo; and brothers, Patrick and Aaron Leahy.

Kelli is survived by her daughters, Linde and Jordan; grandchildren: Joseph, Jace, Karmen, Leo, and Liv; father, James; sister, Jaylene (Ryan) Lamberts; and soulmate, Gene Huey.

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