Funeral services for Gene Carlton Kelley, 83, of Tipton, who died peacefully with his family by his bedside early Thursday morning, February 15, 2018, will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10:30 am, Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. The Rev. Ronald Lashmit will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Fry Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. To honor Gene's life a memorial has been established in his memory. Please feel free to share condolences and photographs on www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Gene was born on November 2, 1934 to Emmett and De Etta (Olliver) Kelley in Dubuque, Iowa. Gene worked in construction most of his life until having a stroke in 2007. Gene was what you would call a "Jack of all Trades". There wasn't a job too big or too small he couldn't do. He married Goldie Ingles in May 2007. Gene enjoyed trips up North in the fall, old car shows and going to casinos.
Gene is survived by his wife, Goldie Kelley; 6 children, Gene "Buck" (Kathy) Kelley, Carl (Theresa) Kelley, Connie (John) Paul, Kenneth "Huck" (Stacy) Kelley, Vicki (Scott) Heick, Kevin "Joe" (June) Kelley; three step-children, Loretta Dreir, Rod (Jeni) Ingles and Dawn (David) Claver; 8 grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Naomi Regan and Mary (Eldon) Weiss; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Madonna (Sam) Klouda; one sister, Margie Theisen; and three brothers, Neil, Cledis and Olliver Kelley.
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