Archive for Friday, June 13, 2003

Olen C. Kelley


June 13, 2003

Services for Olen Clifford Kelley, 84, Grove, Okla., formerly of Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Eudora Cemetery.

Mr. Kelley died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Grove Nursing Center, Grove, Okla.

He was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Bethany, Mo., the son of William B. and Pearl Ethell (Maxwell) Kelley.

Mr. Kelley had also lived in Hill City and Tonganoxie. He moved to Grove, Okla., in 1981.

He was a supervisor at the Hercules Ammunition Plant, both at the Sunflower plant in De Soto, and the plant in Salt Lake City.

He married Hazel Marie Walker Oct. 21, 1935, in Lawrence. She died Sept. 15, 1998.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Graves, Baldwin, and J.C. King, Grove, Okla.; four daughters, Carol Fulks, Edinburgh, Texas, Patsy Eisenbarger, Grove, Okla., Connie Davidson, Houston, Texas, and Linda Bowers, Miami, Okla.; a brother, Ivan Kelley, San Juan, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A brother, Vernon Kelley, also preceded him in death.

The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army or the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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