Regina Ann Wolf Kelleher

September 13, 1942 ‒ February 08, 2019

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of LaRue, Ohio

Regina Ann Wolf Kelleher, age 76, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 8, 2019.

On September 13, 1942, Regina was born in Kenton, Ohio, the fourth of six children of the late Helen G. (White) and Joseph G. Wolf Sr.  She was raised on a farm in LaRue, attending school there until about grade 3, then to St Mary and graduating from Marion Catholic High School, class of 1960.

Regina furthered her education at Columbus State Business College, and she felt called to join the sisterhood spending time at Sisters of St Francis, Oldenburg IN.  Though after a few years, she reconnected with a former classmate, Patrick Kelleher, and they were married on August 3, 1963, and started their family.

While they were raising their family, Regina was a loving homemaker.  When she went back to work, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at a local CPA Jim Flickinger for many years and then later St. Mary Church.  She then worked in home health having a special bond with several families she served for an extended period of time.

Regina lived a life of deep faith and servitude to the Catholic Church, having a strong relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and God.  She was an active member of St. Mary Church and also volunteered for Marion Citizens for Life encouraging and educating youth and protecting young lives. She enjoyed watching EWTN Catholic Television Network.

Very active in her children’s lives, Regina enjoyed volunteering for both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.  Regina was great in the kitchen, never using recipes or the same ingredients, yet always throwing something amazing together for her family and friends.  She  loved cutting coupons, watching NCIS, and any show Michael Landon was in.

She will be missed by her beloved husband, Patrick Kelleher of Marion; five children: Monica (Mark) Krpec of Fulshear, TX, Tim (Jody) Kelleher of Ostrander, Phillip Kelleher of Houston, TX, Steve Kelleher of Lafayette, LA, and Elizabeth Larkin of Marion; eight grandchildren: Marquie, Mickenzi, and Makayla Krpec, Austin, Logan, and Jordan Kelleher, and Nicholas and Cole Larkin; four siblings: Rose Marie Pfeiffer, Joseph G. (Pat) Wolf Jr., Francine Craig, and Marilyn Wolf; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her parents, Regina was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Villacres.

Her family will greet friends from 5 – 7 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 am, on Friday, at the St. Mary Church (address below), with Father Thomas Buffer officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 342 N Main St, Marion, OH 43302, or to St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Regina’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Remembering all the family gatherings and events we shared as children. Regina and mom (Bev Crist) planned something fun for us often.
    I often think of the Kelleher family and recall all we enjoyed.
    My prayers are with you all as you now share Regina with her lord. May you find some peace as you are reminded of your wonderful mother.
    Love you
    Dean M. O’Brien

  • We Miss You Grandma,
    You Will Forever Be Missed,
    You Were Amazing And We Love You More Than You Could Ever Imagine 💜💜
    I Am Going To Miss Being Able To Come Over And See You,
    We All are going to miss Talking To You and seeing you,
    You Will Be Forever Remembered and Forever Missed 💜💜💜

  • Monica, Tim, Phil, Steve and Beth I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a very special woman. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray the Lord offers you peace and comfort during this very sad and difficult time.

  • I will miss Regina was one of my best friends. We met just after I came to Marion in the end of 1960. We were “shirt tale relation” Regina’s husband Pat dad was brother ;of Joe Kelleher who was married to my husband Jim Flickinger’s aunt Alice Flickinger. We tried to help each other. When I had knee replacement in 2007 & was in Heartland for rehab she & my other friend Janet Creager took care of my dog ‘Cookie’ while John was working. She was a great friend to talk with too.

  • We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear Aunt Regina. She will be truly missed and we will include her in our prayers.

    Our hearts go out to her family.

  • You will be missed Regina. Over the years you would send cards and call thanking me for all I do for Beth and the boys. That’s what Grandmas do! I’m so pleased we had the honor of sharing your daughter Beth, and the Grandsons Nick and Cole. You will forever live on in our hearts, fly high and free dear.

  • To my Kelleher, Krpec & Larkin families. I am saddened by your loss. I am so sorry for the loss of “Mom” Kellerher. I wasnt blessed with her presence often, but she always let me know I was part of the family. She will truely be missed. May you find peace and comfort knowing she is in a better place. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Monica, you have but to call and I am there for you.

  • Pat,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May Regina rest in peace. Our sympathies go out to your family.

  • Wow we are so sorry to hear about Aunt Regina. She was an incredibly devoted woman to her faith and family. She has been planning for this moment all of her life. Please take comfort knowing she is resting peacefully.

  • Aunt Regina was so devoted to church and her faith has always been strong. I am saddened to hear of her passing and wish to convey my sorry to my uncle Patrick and cousins Monica, Tim, Philip, Steve and Beth and their families. May you all feel at peace knowing aunt Regina is with our Lord.