Tampico Tornado Jan. 1951
Thomas Kelley Laid At Rest
Thomas J. Kelley, 79, passed away Sunday night at the Riverview nursing home in Rock Falls. He had been in poor health for several years.
Mr. Kelley, son of Patrick and Mary Ellen Kelley, was born on a farm near Tampico and spent his entire life in this community and hear Harmon. He farmed most of his life, moving to Tampico in 1839.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Herman Linden of Deeer Grove, Mrs. Lucy O'Brien and Mrs. James Erickson of Tampico and a brother, John Kelley of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, the former Mary Reed of Oregon, a brother Edmund and a sister Annie.
The rosary was held in the Parent chapel Tuesday evening.
Funeral services were conducted at 9:30 Wednesday morning in St. Mary's church of which he was a member. Rev. A. M. Weitekemp conducted the service.
Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery with William and Robert Adams, Gene Hamblock, George Bingenheimer, Frank O'Neil and Everett Roche serving as pallbearers.
Relatives from away attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Rassmussen and family of West Jersey. Mrs. Katherine Rasmussen and Bertha of Sterling.
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RECORD OF FUNERAL
Date: Jan. 17, 1951
Name of the Deseased: Thomas J. Kelley
Date of Funeral: Jan. 17, 1951
Funeral Services: St. Mary's
Time of Funeral Services: 9:30 p.m.
Clergyman: Rev. Weitekamp
Place of Death: Riverview Nursing Home
Date of Death: Jan. 14, 1951
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Certifying Physician: Dr. Peter Gray
His Residence: Sterling, IL
Occupation of deseased: Retired
Single, Married, Divorced: Widowed
Aged: 79 years, 1 month, 26 days
Birth Place: Hahnaman Twp.
Date (of birth): 11-19-1871
Father: Patrick Kelley
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Ellen Ford
Informant: James Erickson
Interment: St. Mary's, Tampico