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Obits > 1987 - Leroy J. Kelly

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

February 2, 1987 - Monday, pg A2





Tampico: - Leroy J. Kelly, 74, of 110 S. Freemont St. in Tampico died Saturday morning at Community General Hospital.


Funeral prayer services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with Mass of the Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico with Rev. James Tranell officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home with Rosary recited at 8 p.m.


 A memorial has been established to the Tampico Ambulance and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico.


Mr. Kelly was born on Jan. 30, 1913 in Fairfield Township, the son of Richard and Nellie Burden Kelly.  On May 1, 1937 he was united in marriage to Margaret Warner in Chicago. The deceased farmed in the Tampico area until retiring in 1976.  He was a past road commissioner for Fairfield Township and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico.


Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Tampico; two sons, Ronald and Donald both of Tampico; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

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