William and Louise Kelly

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William and Louise Kelly Obituary

William G. Kelly

Louise E. Kelly

Please join the family of William G. Kelly and Louise E. Kelly for Graveside services to be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chatham Cemetery. Pastor Glen Vander-Kloot of Faith Lutheran Church will be officiating and there will be a burial of their ashes.

William G. Kelly died in Lander, WY on Sept. 25, 2011. He was born on Jan. 25, 1921, in Leitchfield, KY to Clarence and Ella (Downs) Kelly. He worked as a cabinetmaker for Sangamo Electric in Springfield for more than 30 years. He retired from Memorial Medical Center. Mr. Kelly was a charter member of Anchor Boat Club. In his later years he was active in the Cushman Scooter Club, restoring and riding his scooters.

Louise E. (Little) Kelly died in Riverton, WY on Dec. 15, 2012. She was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Chicago, IL to John W. and Margaret L. (Dahlberg) Little. She moved to Springfield with her family at preschool age. She graduated from Springfield High School. Mrs. Kelly was actively involved in her girls' interests being a Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout leader, and softball coach. She was a member of her church choir, raced go-carts, and was an election judge. She joined her husband Bill in activities with the Cushman Scooter Club and Anchor Boat Club. After working various part-time jobs Louise retired from the State of Illinois.

Bill and Louise were married Sept. 23, 1950, in Springfield and were of the Lutheran faith. They raised their family in Springfield. In 2003 they moved to Wyoming to be closer to their girls.

They are survived by daughter, Judy Bauman and her husband, Larry, of Riverton, WY and daughter, Cindy Sywas-sink and her husband, Tim, of Lander, WY. They have three grandchildren, Amos Newberry of Moscow, ID, Leigh Ann Sywassink of Bozeman, MT and Grant Sywassink of Lander, WY.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Whittier Ave., Springfield, IL 62704 or to Alzheimer's Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org.

Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 8, 2013
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