Mary Magdalen

March 29, 1929 ~ April 28, 2021

Born in: Reed, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Mary Magdalen “Mag” Molohon Kaelin, 92, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Carmel Home. She was born in Reed, Kentucky on March 29, 1929 to the late Ignatious L. and Mary Matilda Molohon. Mag was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for many years.

As a devout member of the Catholic faith, Mag selflessly dedicated countless hours to the Alter Society, taking communion to homebound church members for over ten years, and volunteering at the Help Office. In her free time, she enjoyed square dancing and playing bunco. Mag enjoyed being outdoors, and tending to her garden.

Along with her parents, Mag was preceded in death by her husband, Edward John Kaelin; her sisters, Margaret Jones Mattingly and Frances Molohon; and her son-in-law, Jeff Hedges.

Mag is survived by children, John (Laura) Kaelin, Stephen (Lucy) Kaelin, Mary Charlotte Hedges, Martin (Patty) Kaelin, Theresa (Brian) Wethington; her grandchildren, Stephanie Kaelin, Carly (Jonathon) Higdon, John Michael Kaelin, Natalie (James) Adams, Aaron (Chelsea) Kaelin, Jared Kaelin, Audrey (Reyn) Judd, Ben (Casi) Hedges, Veronica (Jack) Shearn, Cody, Wyatt, and Cynthia Wethington; 5 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way; and her siblings, Sr. Martha Molohon and Mary Lucy (Tom) Hines.

Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, May 1, 2021 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, with Father Richard Powers officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time-of-service Saturday at the church. Services will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carmel Home; 2501 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303. Envelopes will be made available at the church.

All who wish to honor Mag at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Kaelin. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary Magdalen “Mag” Molohon Kaelin and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: May 1, 2021 9:00 am - May 1, 2021 11:00 am

St. Mary Magdalene
7232 Highway 56
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: May 1, 2021 11:00 am

St. Mary Magdalene
7232 Highway 56
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Our prayers are with Charlotte, Ben and all of the Kaelin Family during this difficult time. Mag was a beautiful woman of God with her selfless service to all. She was an amazing example of unconditional love. She always had a smile on her face and such a blessing to everyone she met. I am so blessed to have known her.

  2. We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mom..heaven has gained a wonderful angel. Keeping you all in our prayers in the coming days. Kenny and Mary Wathen Keller

  3. With thoughts and prayers for the family of Mag, she will be missed by many. May you cherish all the beautiful memories your family created with her presence……

  4. Friends,
    I am sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Mag and hearing her latest engagement. She was full of life and strength. May the strength of her character rest with you,
    Claudia A. Ramisch

    • Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the Kaelin Family!! May she rest in peace in God’s arms in Heaven!!

  5. Mag, was a beautiful person, I valued our friendship and enjoyed always keeping company with her. May God accept you Mag, in His Loving Arms and give Michael a hug for me. Masses are being said by Fr. Sarfraz Alam. in Agustine Order in San Diego California, May the family find the comfort they need to carry on in this life and be united once again with Mag and Ed in the next life <3
    Sue O'Bryan

  6. John, Steve, Marty, Charlotte & Theresa – Our thoughts and prayers go out to you today as you lay your Mom to rest. What a beautiful and loving Mother she was. May the Lord be with you and keep you.

    Rick & Isa Ebelhar

  7. Dear Charlotte, We are thinking and praying for you. Know that the Lord is holding your mom in the palm of His hand!
    Joe and Maggie O’Bryan

  8. Jim Kaelin:

    Donation in her memory made to the Carmel Home.

    Gone but never forgotten.

  9. Thanks for all the hugs over the years, sharing ice cream at the St. Lawrence Picnic, and sharing time at the Carmel Home.

    You were and will always be special. ❤

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