Geraldine (Geri) Kelly (nee Michelson)

Geraldine (Geri) Kelly (Michelson), wife of John Stavich and former wife of Marvin Ansel passed away peacefully on August 20 in Palm Springs California at the age of 77. Born February 15, 1939 and raised in St. Louis she was the daughter of the late Isadore and the late Rose Michelson. She is survived by her daughter Stephanie Burkhard (David) and her son Chuck Ansel (Brian Gordon). She was the sister of the late Robert Michelson (Carrie), Lee Michelson (Linda) and Lois (Buffy) Stallard (Sam). 

She was also the loving grandmother of Ryan, Darren and Hailey Burkhard. She was a step-mother, step- grand-mother, aunt, cousin and friend to many.

A graduate of Clayton High School, she worked at Disney Animation and The Cartoon Network. She entertained for many years as Hi Pockets the Clown bringing laughter and smiles to children of all ages at children’s hospitals and birthday parties.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Lung association or a charity of your choice. Her love will live forever in our hearts.