Donald Eugene Kelly (1936 - 2012)

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INDEPENDENCE – Donald Eugene Kelly, 75 years old of Independence died Saturday, Nov. 10, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to complications from cancer. He was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Waterloo, the son of Harold Defoe Kelly and Isabelle Agnes (Guynn) Kelly. On June 11, 1983, he was united in marriage to Lucretia "Lucy" Ann Acuff at St. John's Catholic Church in Independence.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife, Lucy; two sons, Bradley (Warren) Halverson of Md., and Jordan Kelly of Independence; one daughter, Anna (Adam) Demuth of Independence; two grandchildren; three sisters, Joan Nielson of Waterloo, Mary Beth Meyer of Braham, Minn., Susan (Lee) Bell of Billings, Mont.; one half brother Roy (Debbie) Kelly of Redding, Calif.; three half sisters, Mary (John) Massey of Clampet Falls, Ore., Eileen Young of Shasta Lake City, Calif., Ruby (Jim) Conners of Stockton, Calif..
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Donna Dempster, two nephews, two nieces, his mother-in-law, Beverly Acuff, and one brother-in-law, Robert Nielson.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Donald Plamondon as Celebrant. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, where there was a 7:30 p.m. Vigil Service. There will be no viewing at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials will be directed to the family. Condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 12 to Dec. 1, 2012