R. D. KELLY, 88, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Parkview Hospital - Randallia, Fort Wayne. Born in Savana, Tenn., he was the son of the late George Kelly and Creasie Spear. He owned and operated Kelly Heating and Air, and worked for the Allen County Sherriff's Dept. for 23 years. He was a member of St. Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. A Life Member of the American Legion #241, VFW Fort Wayne, Eagles Waynedale, Shriner's Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, and GWRRA. A member of the Quiet Birdmen of America and the EAA. R.D., also proudly served his country during World War II in the Army, 70th Division, in Europe and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Ruth; daughters, Joan Morin of Elkton, Ky., and Judy (Bud) Bratten of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters, Dean Dove of Michigan City, and Clara (John) McGill of Albion; nine grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Calan Kelly; and brother, Robert Spear. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Tuesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials to the 70th Division Association. For online condolences please go to www.harperfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

E Harper & Son Funeral Home
740 State Rd 930 E New Haven, IN 46774
(260) 493-4433

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 6, 2014