Barbara Ann (Sayles) Kell, 78, Portage County Health Care Center, formerly of Amherst, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
A remembrance gathering will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Jordan Park in the town of Hull.
Donations in her name may be made to the Portage County Humane Society, 3200 Iber Lane, Plover, WI 54467.
Jungers-Holly Funeral Home of Amherst is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Kell was born Dec. 19,1935, in Loyal, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Agnes Sayles.
She was married to Dale R. Kell Nov. 1, 1954. He died in 1990.
She moved from Wausau, where she raised her family, to Amherst in 1992.
Survivors include three sons, Peter (Ruth Loppnow), Paul (Jaci) and Patrick (Colleen); three daughters, Polly (Daniel) Sullivan, Penny (Michael) Turner and Peggy Farrell; two brothers, Tom (Cecil Ann) Sayles and Harold (Susan) Sayles; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.