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Obituary: William J. Kelly


January 1, 2007

Mass of Christian burial for William J. "Bill" Kelly, 85, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will be at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Kelly died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at the Eudora Nursing Center.

He was born March 12, 1921, in Sarcoxie, Mo., the son of William J. Sr. and Una Reeves Kelly.

He married Mary L. Gruber on April 24, 1946, in Eudora. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Bill Kelly, Seattle; four daughters, Kathy Smith, Baldwin City, Patricia Buche, Pratt, Margie Waterman, Kansas City, Kan., and Susan Kelly, Eudora; a brother, Joe Kelly, Lawrence; four sisters, Mary Margaret Katzfey, Lawrence, Mildred Trefz, Eudora, Frances Olmstead, Olathe, and Agnes Borland, Farmersville, La.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel.

The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.

Online condolences may be sent at, subject: Kelly.

A full obituary will appear in Thursday's issue of The Eudora News.

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