Tara Lynne Kelly Waltz, 45, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, March 9, at her residence. She was the devoted wife of Timothy M. Waltz, with whom she shared nine years of marriage.
Born in Wynnewood, she was the daughter of Edward Kelly of Royersford, and Joy Meliori Cionci of Denver, Pa.
She attended Downingtown High School.
Tara was an owner of an antique business and enjoyed Washington Capitols Hockey, antiques, vacations at the beach in Topsail Island, homemaking and being with her family and friends.
Tara is survived by, in addition to her husband, one son, Robert James Bender, III and his girlfriend, Molly L. Smith of Kennett Square; one daughter, Lynne Marie Bender of Wilmington, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Ashley N. Waltz of Philadelphia, and Heather A. Waltz of Hollywood, Fla., and one grandson, Nicholas A. Waltz of Kennett Square. She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Anne D. Meliori; several aunts, uncles, and half brothers and sisters.
You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. Her Memorial service will follow at 11. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Lifeline Baptist Community Church, A Lively Hope, 230 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 or to the Kennett Community Wrestling Club, 107 Quail Lane, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com