Kelly Kristen Earley
Kelly Kristen Earley was born on August 4, 1986 in Painesville, Ohio and passed away at age 33 on March 17, 2020. Kelly had an enormous heart, passionate love and loyalty for her family and friends. Her vivacious sense of humor and infectious spirit touched the lives of many. Kelly leaves an everlasting impression on the hearts of her students, parents and colleagues through her professional life as a teacher. She fostered numerous relationships as an avid marathoner, Disney adventurist, comical entertainer and endless mimosa aficionado.
Kelly met the love of her life and future husband, Jonathan Miles Earley ("Cakes"), while attending Madison High School. After graduating from Lake Erie College with her Bachelor's degree in education, Kelly married her high school sweetheart on May 16, 2009. Together they created a family and relationship that exuded love and joy. They lived in the moment, embraced a sometimes chaotic but always warm and welcoming household - full of fun and laughter, and a centralized gathering place for their community of beloved friends and family.
She is survived by her spouse, Jonathan and three daughters, Elliana Earley (9), Emma Earley (7), and Emersyn Earley (6); her parents Connie Barnhart and Ken Barnhart and wife Joann Greig; her sister Lynda and husband Greg Parks; brother Kevin and wife Wynne Barnhart; her mother and father in-law, Denise and Larry Earley; her brother in-law Andrew and wife Jessie Bradnan; brother in-law Richard and his wife Jamie Bradnan, and her favorite adoring nieces Libby Parks, Lauren Barnhart and nephew Everett Barnhart.
A private family memorial service will be held at Lifeline Church. The memorial service will be streamed live on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. through the following link:
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to contribute to the Earley girls' education fund may donate through the following link:
Written condolences may be sent to Kelly Penzenik, 46 Shopping Plaza, #301, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 or online at Everyone is encouraged to share stories and memories of Kelly Earley that will be compiled for her family. Kelly's Celebration of Life event will be held at a later date, to be announced.
Published on March 21, 2020


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Mar 25, 2020
I was one of her students I wish she was still here with us all we all do. Once I found out she had passed on I cried for hours. We all wish she was here. 😭😭
Sharon & Shawn Wick
Mar 24, 2020
To a beloved niece and cousin, whom was cherished and loved for her wonderful personality and kind giving ways to those around her.

I am sending a dove to Heaven with a parcel on its wings,. Be careful when you open it, it's full of beautiful things.

Inside are a million kisses wrapped up in a million hugs.

To say how much I miss you, and to send you all my love.

I hold you close within my heart and there you will remain to walk with me throughout my life until we meet again.

Your soul will live on in all those your life has touched!

Much love,
Aunt Sharon & Shawn
Kathryn Lancaster
Mar 23, 2020
Kelly is such a beautiful person! I have so many hilarious, fun, kind, just awesome memories from elementary school on that I will cherish forever. So much love to her family and precious girls, may it and everyone else’s love somehow give them all strength to get through this loss together and ok.
Mar 23, 2020
There are no words to Express such a huge loss to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. When I worked at GPS, she would let Cameron hang out in her room with her daughter until school started. Its difficult to imagine this happened to a very special lady. If I had one word to say about her is , Always bubbly. Fly high Mrs early. Ur a angel now but u always were. Hugs to all of u.