Steven Kelley
ANNA -- Steven Wayne Kelley, 54, of St. Louis died peacefully Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home in Lafayette Square.

Steve was born Sept. 18, 1959, in Anna, to Herbert Kelley and Imogene Rogers.

He was the loving husband to Rita Kelley; father to Amanda Hannan (David), Michael Boyd (Bridget) and Carrie Harrell (Christopher); and grandfather to Katelyn, Allison, Kyle, Miles, Avenlee and Amos. He is also survived by his sister, Terrie Isom (David) and niece, Courtney.

Formerly the neighborhood office-supply salesman, Steve found his calling working alongside his wife in their company, Specialized Wound Management, and was honored to join the Delmar Gardens Family in 2009. Steve lived for his family, friends, neighborhood, good music and wine. Steve learned a lifetime of knowledge in the aisles of bookstores, but it was his passion as a lifelong theologist that framed his views on life, penning a trilogy of books on spirituality in his final years.

A memorial service and celebration will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Squires Annex at 1415 S. 18th St., in St. Louis, Mo.

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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Apr. 20, 2014.
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Thinking of all the wonderful laughs and good times we had working together. Still doesn't seem possible that you're gone, so full of life and laughter. Gone way before your time. A great man and friend. My condolences again to the family. You'll always be remembered for your kindness and love of life. Miss you my friend.
Rita Herndon
May 4, 2020
Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel very lucky to have known Steve. He was a very kind , generous person and that is hard to find these days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Julie Savage
April 22, 2014
Rita, I was so saddened by the news of Steve's passing. I am praying for you and your family. He was a kind, sweet, man and I know he loved you very much. If you need anything please call. Love, Judy Nierman and family.
April 22, 2014
George and I are so sorry to hear that you and your family, Rita, are mourning for Steve. We recall a wonderful evening at your house with EPC friends at Dinner for Six. God bless all of you.
Mary Ann & George Chenoweth
April 22, 2014
I really didn't get to know Steve but he seemed like an amazing person. He is the brother of my former sister-in-law, Terrie. Terrie has had to endure the loss of her father and mother, and now her brother. Losses like this are hard for me to comprehend. I will continue to pray for Terrie and the rest of his family and friends.
Stacey Boyer
April 21, 2014
Terrie, I'm so sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love You!
Lori Isom-Todd
April 21, 2014
To all of his loved ones, I am from the bottom of my heart sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep each of you.
David Grey
April 21, 2014
Rest in peace my old friend...
Fred Proctor
April 21, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Don and Denise Pippins
April 21, 2014
Terri I am so sorry. He is smiling down here and waiting on you. He will be missed,always having a smile. Very polite. One of the friendliest guy in our class. A GREAT guy. Will be praying for you. God bless you.
Frankie Brimm-Blackman
April 21, 2014
To my wonderful big brother,
I will always love and miss you, but I know this is an exciting time for you. Just don't wear out your welcome asking too many questions! Save me a spot in the Kingdom, and tell mom and dad I miss them.
Terrie Kelley-Isom
April 20, 2014
Terri Our thoughts and prayers are with you.May the Lord give you strength and peace. We love you and David
Dennis and Crystal Baker
April 20, 2014
May the peace of Christ be with all of you.
Juanita Stegle
April 20, 2014
So sorry for your loss Kelley Family! He was a very nice Guy and will be missed! God Bless RIP STEVE!
Steve/Debbie Clover
April 20, 2014
So very sorry for your loss! When he worked at Reppert's, he was always friendly, upbeat, and great with customers!!
Mickey Finch
April 20, 2014
Our family is so deeply sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and father. May God give you peace and strength during this most difficult time. We love you. John and Alisa Spiess.
Alisa Spiess
April 20, 2014
To Rita & Family and Terrie & Family,
David & I send our deepest condolences to you at this time. There are no words to fill the void left in your hearts by Steve's passing, however, his memory will live on in the remembrance of family & friends.
Sending Love & Prayers,
David & Lori Campbell-Ray
April 20, 2014