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Kelly Jo (Thompson) Camden, of Marietta, passed away at the age of 53 on Friday, April 9.

Kelly was born on May 31, 1967, in Marietta, to James E. and Claribel (Day) Thompson. She was raised in Stafford, and graduated from Skyvue High School in 1985. She received an Accounting degree from Marietta College in 1989, and worked as an accountant for Marathon Oil in Findlay, and Solvay America in Marietta.

On June 5, 1993, she married Thomas Earl Camden and together they raised one daughter, Stephanie Claire Camden.

Kelly was preceded in death by her father, James, and her sister, Jennifer Thompson. She is survived by her husband Thomas, daughter Stephanie, her mother, Claribel (Day) Thompson, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Per Kelly’s wishes, there will be no memorial services held at this time. Kelly loved animals, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley (website:

McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages of sympathy may be sent at