CINCINNATI, OHIO - Kathleen "Kate" Kelly, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in Seattle, Wash. with her family by her side.
Kate was born in Troy on Feb. 28, 1950, the daughter of Barbara (Tyrell) and the late Charles E. Kelly.
She is survived by a daughter, Tyrell Loring Pentz of Cincinnati; her sisters: Barbara Kelly Balatero and brother-in-law Pru Balatero of Seattle, Carol Kelly-Rohach and brother-in-law Kendall Rohach of Denver, Colo.; her brothers: Joseph Kelly of Aspen, Colo. and Douglas KellyChaison and sister-in-law Deb KellyChaison of Montpelier, Va.; a niece Katy Balatero and nephew David Balatero, both of Seattle; nephews: Scoti Kelly of Longmont, Colo. and Charles Kelly of Loveland, Colo.; her long-time partner Paul Ravenscroft, of Cincinnati; her former husband Douglas Pentz; and Peggy Ramundo, her close friend and co-author of the popular ADD book for adults, "You Mean I'n not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?"
Kate has been internationally recognized by the ADD board for her work in coaching adults with ADD and also for training and mentoring new coaches. In 2008, she attended and graduated from the "One Spirit" seminary in New York City, where she earned the title of Reverend Kate Kelly.
Kate attended the University of Connecticut, majoring in theater, and then spent a year with the Hartford Ballet Company as a teacher trainee.
After moving to Colorado, she received a degree in nursing from Arapahoe Community College and then completed her bachelors degree with New York SUNY and her masters in psychiatric nursing from the University of Cincinnati.
A memorial for Kate will be held in October in Cincinnati.