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Richard R. Kelley


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Richard R. Kelley

April 21, 1928 - Sept. 14, 2018

SOUTH BEND, IN - Richard R. Kelley, 90, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at his home on Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 21, 1928 to William and Mildred (Minnie) Kelley both of whom preceded him in death. On November 14, 1959, in South Bend, he married Cathryn “Peggy” Smith. Peggy survives, along with four children: Richard R. (Kerry) Kelley Jr. of Medina, Ohio, Susan A. Kelley of Mishawaka, Melinda (Kirt) Sechrist of Carpio, North Dakota, and Christine (John) Whiteman of Mishawaka. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Brittany (Jeremy) Stubbs, Erik Kelley, Brandy (Joshua Herriman) Sechrist, Jonna (Jeremy) Becraft, Anthony Whiteman, Brianna (Chad) Bjorke, Kirt (Maddie Hienle) Sechrist, and Cody Sechrist; and three great-grandchildren: Laney Becraft, Colin Stubbs, and Everett Becraft.

Richard was retired from Inland Distributors in 1991 after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a very patient and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He helped push his children and others to do their best, which leads to one of his favorite sayings, “That and better will do.” He also loved studying the Bible and was a founding church member at Berean Bible Church in South Bend. He loved and faithfully served his God and Savior Jesus Christ. He is now rejoicing with his Lord and Savior in Heaven.

Funeral Services for Richard will be held at Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 North Main Street, Mishawaka, Indiana on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 1:00pm. Friends will be received from 11:00am until the service time on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace School of the Bible, P.O. Box 97, Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 16, 2018
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