Elsie Bookstein Kelman, 86

Elsie Bookstein Kelman, 86

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March 13, 2021 ~ 29 Adar 5781


With great sadness, we announce Elsie Bookstein Kelman’s passing, age 86, on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

She was a retired Administrative Secretary for the Bureau of Rehabilitation in Louisville, KY, for 20 years. Elsie was a graduate of Shawnee High School and a lifelong member of Congregation Anshei Sfard.  She is one of the founders of Cap on Cancer, which provides “Caring Caps” to six local hospitals for cancer patients.

Elsie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin.  She loved her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Goldie Bookstein, and her husband and soulmate Fred H. Kelman, who were married 60 wonderful years.

Elsie is survived by her children, Andrea Kelman Yussman (Harris), Richard L. Kelman; grandchildren Genna Greene (Aaron); and brothers Joseph Bookstein and Albert F. Bookstein (Gail).

Due to the pandemic, a graveside service will begin at 11 a.m.,  Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Anshei Sfard Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions to Cap on Cancer Foundation, 2800 Rockhaven Avenue, Louisville, KY 40220 are appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to Herman Meyer & Son, Inc.


Temporary Marker

Anshei Sfard Cemetery Section C; Row 10;        Grave 247