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Obits > 1939 - Frank Kelly

Tampico Tornado, Sept. 21, 1939 1;5



Frank KELLY, 42, passed away about 6 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home Northeast of town. He had been in poor health for some time following a severe attack of the flu. On Thursday he took a turn for the worse.

Mr. KELLY was born July 24, 1897 on the home farm where he passed away  and where he had spent his entire life. On January 25, 1921 he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie BROPHY who survives him as do seven children.  Geraldine, James, Helen, Peggy Jo, Frank, Marlene and Rita, all at home. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Josephine HENREKIN KELLY. and one brother, Vernon KELLY.  His father, James KELLY, preceded him in death about three years ago. Mr. KELLY was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico and a director of the Maple Hill School. His death came a a great shock to his relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at St. Mary's church.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Sept. 28, 1939


Funeral services for Frank E. Kelly were held Friday ,morning at 9:30 in St. Mary's church with Rev. Fr. Ambrose WEITEKAMP of Prophetstown officiating. Music was by the choir with Mrs. Paul DAWSON  singing "Ave Maria." Mrs. William ADAMS was the organist. 

Alter boys were Gene SCHAUFF  and Francis HEEREN , Harry HURD, Jr., and Joe BROPHY as pallbearers.

Members of the Senior and Junior classes of the Tampico high school, numbering almost sixty, attended the services in a body accompanied by Miss Irene CLAYTON, S. S. MONTOOTH and Harold PRICE, members of the faculty. Geraldine  and James, daughter and son of Mr. KELLY, are members of the classes. The students formed an aisle outside the church through which the cortege passed. The Maple Hill school closed for the day, Mr. KELLY having been a director.

A large number of relatives and friends attended the services. Among those from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. James CERNICH,  Miss Uva CHESNEY and Robert CASEY of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. John GODZELL and son Richard of Philo and a number from Manlius, Sterling,Wyanet, Harmon, Deer Grove and the surrounding community.

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