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William M. "Bill" Kelso Sr.

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William M. "Bill" Kelso, Sr.

ZANESVILLE: William M. "Bill" Kelso, Sr. 75 of Zanesville, died 2:21 AM Monday, April 22, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born Sunday, November 28, 1937 in Zanesville the son of James Homer Kelso and Verna M. (Kovaleski) Kelso. He married Marcella "Faye" (Willey) Kelso, his wife for 53 years on Saturday, November 8, 1958.

Mr. Kelso retired in 1993 from Armco Steel Corp. following 36 years of service. He was also been employed at the Combs and Finlaw Lumber Company and served in the Ohio Army National Guard. Bill enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Bill is survived by one daughter Tammie S. & Don Yester and one son: William M. & Joyce Kelso, Jr. both of Zanesville; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law: Barbara & Jerry Acheson and Betty Willey both of Roseville and Mary & Gene Swingle and Billie Willey of Zanesville; one brother -in-law: Dick Franklin of Zanesville; many nieces, nephews cousins and two special pet friends: Ty & Yogi.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by the love of his life: Faye Kelso; one daughter: Sherrie Lynn Kelso; one son: Jeffrey Lee Kelso; two brothers: Richard & Paul Kelso; two sisters: Laura Franklin & Donna & Harvey Ritchey; several sisters & brothers-in-law: Ruth & Dillard Caw, Ralph & Agnes Willey, Russell Willey and Dean Willey.

Calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at The Hillis, Combs & Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, where funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, with Rev. Dr. Steve Dupler officiating. Bill will be laid to rest next to his beloved Faye in Zanesville Memorial Park. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit

Published in the Times Recorder on Apr. 24, 2013
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