Obituaries

Clarence J. Kelly 1932 - 2012 Bonner Springs

Clarence J. Kelly, age 80, of Bonner Springs, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Emeritus Memory Care of Overland Park, KS. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church (Monticello Rd. & Johnson Dr.) in Shawnee, KS., with Father Craig Maxim presiding. Burial followed in the Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery near Basehor, KS. A visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday evening, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church where the Rosary was said at 8:00 p.m. by Deacon George Karnaze. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund or the Catholic Community Hospice both in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home.
Clarence was born on March 22, 1932 in Bonner Springs, the seventh of eleven children to Leo and Emma (Miller) Kelly and was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Clarence was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a U.S. Army veteran, Dairy Farmer and supporter of 4-H and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Gene and George Kelly; and four sisters Mary Gramlich, Eileen Landauer, Helen Mosher Rodina, Pauline Karnaze and Dorothy Baker. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Rosalie (Nick) Kelly of the home and their eight children; Dennis Kelly (Susie) of Bonner Springs, Debra Breuer (Dennis) of Basehor, Jim Kelly (Cindy) of Bonner Springs, Kathleen Gibson (Hoot) of Kansas City, Mo., Tom Kelly (Donna) of Bonner Springs, Jack Kelly of Newton, KS., Ellen Lynn of Stillwell, KS., and Bill Kelly of Bonner Springs; one brother Thomas Kelly of Kansas City, KS., two sisters Margaret Martin of Warsaw, MO., and Patricia Frey of Shawnee, KS., as well as 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements Alden-Harrington Funeral Home 913-422-4074