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Obituary for Francis B. Kelly
FRANCIS "FRANK" BROPHY KELLY, 74, of 13001 Pleasant Street, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Morrison Community Hospital, Morrison, IL. Frank was born January 7, 1934 in Tampico, IL, to Francis E. and Helen (Brophy) Kelly. He attended Morrison grade schools and graduated from Morrison High School in 1951. He later graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL in 1959 with a degree in Mathematics. Frank was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant in the United State Marine Corps from 1952 to 1955. He married Janice Aggen on June 6, 1959 in Morrison, IL. Frank worked for General Electric for 34 years, including employment as technical representative, sales manager and manager of international sales in Japan and New York. Frank returned to Morrison in 1972 to work at the Morrison General Electric Plant. He was a member of the Morrison High School Hall of Fame for his football and basketball careers. Frank served as president and a coach for the Morrison Little League and was a member of the Morrison American Legion Post #328, Morrison VFW #8281, and St. Mary"s Catholic Church in Morrison. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing and won many awards at the Morrison Country Club. Other interests included gardening and the study of Mathematics in nature, especially Fibonacci"s Golden Ratio. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Janice; two daughters, Kim (Greg) Kembitzky of Hilliard, OH and Katrina (James) Kuhn of Winfield, IL; two sons, Mark (Sandra) Kelly of St. Charles, IL and Rodney (Robin) Kelly of Lombard, IL; five grandchildren, Nolan, Madeline, Hannah, Aaron, and Jacob Kelly; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Renkes of Morrison, Mrs. Helen Millerschone of Shabbona, IL, Mrs. Margaret Foreman of Morrison, Molly (Kenneth) Jones of Morrison and Rita (Burt) Seaman of Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James E. Kelly and a nephew, Robert J. Renkes.
FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN AND WHERE: 10:30 AM Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at St. Mary"s Catholic Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING CLERGY Rev. Father William Antillon " Pastor of St. Mary"s Catholic Church " Morrison, IL VISITATION 4:00 " 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home INTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL