Kelly Ann (Hyden) Paetzel
Kelly Ann (Hyden) Paetzel

On June 19, 2018 at 1:40 p.m., Jesus received Kelly Ann (Hyden) Paetzel, 55, of Hope.

She was born in Columbus on March 23, 1963. She was the daughter of Wardlyn Mitchell Hyden and Edward Jay Hyden.

At a very young age, Kelly found a beloved surrogate father in Mr. Leland Van Blaricum. He also became a loving “Pop Pop” to her three children.

She was a graduate of the Columbus schools.

Kelly married Randy Paetzel of Hope, on May 23, 1981. She was a homemaker. She also cared for her mother, Wardlyn the last five years of her life.

Kelly is survived by her husband, Randy of 37 years; their three children, Anntasia Romine, Joshua Paetzel and Elizabeth Paetzel, all of Hope; four grandchildren, Abbigal Romine, Zakary Romine, and Collyne Romine, all of Hope, and Kayleigh Paetzel of Columbus; her sister, Dianna (Jim) Johnson of Bloomington; in-laws, Jane Paetzel of Columbus and Larry and Julia Paetzel of North Fort Myers, Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Ward and Anna Sleet; Leland Van Blaricum; and son-in-law, Kyle Romine.

Kelly enjoyed reading, knitting, antiquing, working in her yard, and spending time with her grandkids.

She was baptized in the Christian faith at the Hope Baptist Church.

A service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hawcreek Church, 900 E. & Stafford Rd. Hope, IN. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Hawcreek Cemetery.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions may be given to Norman Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude and sincere appreciation to all of Kelly’s “helping angels,” Dr. Cole, oncologist, and Dr. Eaton, radiologist, at Shelbyville Hospital for their care and love during her many months of cancer treatments there. They would also like to thank Hawcreek Mennonite Church for their assistance.

A special thanks to Elizabeth Paetzel, who served as her mother’s caregiver throughout Kelly’s long struggle with cancer.

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