Kelly M. Siltzer

November 14, 1968 - July 13, 2014
Kelly M. Siltzer

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Kelly McKeown Siltzer, 45, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Duke Medical Pavilion in Durham following a three-year battle with leukemia.

Born in Union, SC, Kelly graduated from Union High School in 1986 and completed the culinary arts program at South Seattle Community College in 1994. She most recently worked as a dental assistant at Hodges and Hodges Comprehensive Dentistry in Asheville. A member of Mills River United Methodist Church, she was also a volunteer with the church’s Life Enrichment Center for senior adults.

She is survived by her husband, Jay, and son, Malachi, of Hendersonville; her parents, Walter O. and Mary McKeown; brother, Niel McKeown and his wife, Wendy; sister, Elizabeth and her husband, Victor, all of Union; and two nephews and two nieces.

A visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holcombe Funeral Home in Union, SC.

An additional visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mills River United Methodist Church.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mills River United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ed Hillman, Ashley Crowder Stanley, Paige Ann Miller and Fr. Namdev Dagam officiating. Guests are encouraged to wear bright colors. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mills River United Methodist Men (memo: Helping Hand Fund), 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC 28759.


Thursday, July 17, 2014
12:00 AM

Mills River United Methodist Church - Directions
Old Turnpike Road
Mills River, NC


Tuesday, July 15, 2014
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Holcombe Funeral Home - Directions
310 W South Street,
Union, SC 29379

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  • July 14, 2014
    Jeff Cox says:
    My thoughts and prayers to Jay, Malachi and the entire Siltzer and McKeown families. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • July 14, 2014
    Michael Medford says:
    So very sorry, to hear of your loss.

  • July 14, 2014
    Patti, Kirk, and Ian says:
    Kelly was loved and will be truly missed. We are honored to have had her as a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jay, Malachi, and the entire family. Love, Patti, Kirk, and Ian Cates

  • July 14, 2014
    Linda Haney says:
    Prayers of peace and comfort for you and Malachi.

  • July 14, 2014
    Terry Mace says:
    So very sorry to hear of your tragic loss our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.