SPARLAND - William "Bill" Kelly, 82, of Sparland passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon, Ill.
He was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Peoria to Florence and Cecil Kelly. He married Betty Dawson on July 27, 1951. They were married 62 years.
Betty survives with her son, Ron Kelly; and her grandson, Drew Kelly. Also surviving are Bill's sister, Joan Norton of Florida, along with her children Debbie, Theresa and Sam Norton.
Bill was in management at Caterpillar, retiring in 1987.
Bill lived for his grandson, belonged to the Caterpillar Stamp Club and loved to help others fix and repair things.
The family would like to give thanks to OSF Hospice services.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and memorial services will be held at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. Deacon Bob Murphy will officiate. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements.
Bill's online memorial may be viewed at hurdfamilyfunerals.com.