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Roger W. Kelly

November 28, 1929 ~ March 26, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Roger W. Kelly, age 92, of Biggsville, Illinois passed away in Stronghurst, Illinois on Saturday March 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm. Roger was born on November 28, 1929 in Danville, Iowa and is the son of William W. and Maude Watson Kelly. During his grade school years they moved to Biggsville, Illinois and he attended Cedar Lynn Country School. He then attended and graduated from Biggsville High School with the class of 1947. Roger served his country in the United States Army. He married Betty Joanne Boyd on February 28, 1951 in Stronghurst, Illinois and she preceded him in death on July 16, 2013. As a boy Roger worked for the State of Illinois mowing roadways with a horse drawn mower. He later worked at the Stronghurst FS as a delivery driver for a number of years. He then worked for Farm Bureau as Secretary of the Organization in Illinois and Iowa securing members. He later purchased a farm from his boyhood neighbor north of Biggsville, Illinois and has farm to the present. Roger is a life long member of Biggsville United Methodist Church, is a life member of Masonic Lodge 123 in Oquawka, Illinois, is a member of the Biggsville Post 1176 American Legion in Biggsville, is a former member of Biggsville Lions Club, is a member of the Henderson County Olde TYME Farm Club, and has been involved with various civic organizations for a number of years locally. Roger also has been active in the Farm Toy Collector Club and is nearly obsessed with Red Tractors. He is survived by his daughter, Lynn Anderson and John of Carman, Illinois, and three sons, Scott W. Kelly of Gladstone, IL; Clark " Cork" Kelly and Denise of Biggsville, IL; and Gene W. Kelly of Palm Springs, CA. There are seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren surviving him. special companion, Alene Markey also is surviving Roger. He is preceded in his death by his parents, wife Betty, grandson, Doug, one brother and one sister. 

A Masonic Service followed by his funeral service is planned on Friday April 1, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Biggsville United Methodist Church in Biggsville, Illinois. His family plans visitation and will receive their friends at the church from 9:00 am to 11:00  am prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Biggsville Township Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for either, Biggsville United Methodist Church, the Oquawka Masonic Lodge 123, or the Biggsville American Legion Post 1176. To leave a remembrance or for more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 1, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Biggsville United Methodist Church (Biggsville, Illinois)

Funeral Service
Friday
April 1, 2022

11:00 AM
Biggsville United Methodist Church (Biggsville, Illinois)

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