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Muriel Irma Van Riper Kelley
School of Nursing

Muriel Irma Van Riper Kelley, B.A., R.N., Instructor in Nursing (Nursing Arts)

Diploma, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1945; B.A., Zoology, University of Michigan, 1942.

Instructor in Nursing (Nursing Arts), University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1945-1950.

Van Riper was a cadet in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1945. On April 25, 1945, the day after she graduated from the School of Nursing, Van Riper was married to Staff Sergeant Raymond Kelley, a paratrooper with the 82nd airborne division, who had been a German prisoner of war from June 1944 to January 1945. Kelley passed away in October 2014 in Lillian, Alabama, at age 93.