AMerican Veteran 11

Howard E. Kelley

August 8, 1933 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 86)


Howard E. Kelley, 86, of Brighton, completed his earthly journey at 3:42 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Robings Manor in Brighton.


He was born August 8, 1933, in Wood River, Illinois, son of the late Clarence and Winifred (Blankenship) Kelley.


He served our country during the Korean Conflict; a veteran of the United States Army.


Howard married his wife, Elizabeth (Chambers) Kelley, in 1970. She survives.


Prior to retirement, Howard worked 44 years at Olin Brass Mill in Wood River.


In addition to his wife, he will be missed by his children, Keith (Trudi) Kelley of Medora, Donald (Barb) Kelley of Brighton, Leann (Gary) Thornton of Medora, Elizabeth Arnett of Medora, Barb (Kevin) Chism of Chesterfield; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one sister, Fran Herrin of Wood River.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Caleb Arnett; nine brothers; and one sister.


A graveside service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019, in Oakwood Cemetery, in Greenfield, Illinois. Rev. Rob Cleeton will officiate and Military Rites will be performed by the United States Army.


Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Graveside Service
December 19, 2019

11:00 AM

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