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Archive for Monday, October 11, 2004

Earl Vernon Kelly Jr.

October 11, 2004

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Services for Earl Vernon Kelly Jr., 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Mr. Kelly died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at his home.

He was born July 29, 1929, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl V. Kelly Sr. He had lived in Lawrence since 1997.

Mr. Kelly graduated from Perry Rural High School in 1947. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the SeeBees.

He retired in 1997 after working many years in the collections department for Countrywide Loan Services Co.

He married Katherine Marie Donner Van Meter on March 21, 1949, in Williamstown. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Earl Vernon III, Springfield, Mo., and Bobby and Larry Ray, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; a stepson, Jay Van Meter, Oskaloosa; a daughter, Vera Ruth Compton Kelly, Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Harold, Topeka; two sisters, Roberta Dewey, Garnett, and Phyllis Huddleston, Joplin, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

A stepdaughter, Wilma Severns, died earlier.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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