Memorial services for James L. Kelley, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2 pm Saturday, April 11th, at First United Methodist Church, West Campus, 867 Hwy 40 (6th St.). Jim passed away Monday, April 6th, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 4th, 1939 the son of Claude O. and Dorothy Davison Kelley.
Jim grew up on a farm in Decatur County, Kansas. He received his B.S. from Kansas State University in 1966 in Industrial Education and his M.S from Pittsburg State University in 1969 in Industrial Education. He taught electronics at Lawrence High School from 1969 until he retired in 1997.
He married Linda Santee on June 17th, 1963. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include sons Jeff (Lori) Kelley of Ottawa, Matt Kelley of Topeka, Dan Kelley of Lawrence, brothers William “Bill” Kelley (Betty June) of Junction City, Richard “Dick” (Donna) Kelley of Oberlin, sisters Catherine VanZandt-Kelley of Orlando, FL., Carolyn (Jim) Plotts of Norcatur, KS and five grandchildren: Rylie Kelley, Anna Kelley, Michael Kelley, Corrine Kelley, and Olivia Kelley.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert “Bob” and Donald “Don” Kelley, and an infant sister, Ruth Marie Kelley.
Memorials may be sent to Visiting Nurses (Hospice), or American Cancer Society in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent to Rumsey-Yost.com.