Lawrence Kelley

November 12, 1932 - August 5, 2019
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Lawrence D. Kelley, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away in the Community Hospice Truman House on Monday evening, August 5, 2019.

Born November 12, 1932 in Warrenton, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Seymore and Mary Ellen (Rutter) Kelley.

After completing his formal education in Bridgeport, Ohio, Lawre…

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Lawrence D. Kelley, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away in the Community Hospice Truman House on Monday evening, August 5, 2019.

Born November 12, 1932 in Warrenton, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Seymore and Mary Ellen (Rutter) Kelley.

After completing his formal education in Bridgeport, Ohio, Lawrence joined the United States Army where he honorably served his country in the Korean War as a medic.

On February 1, 1955, Lawrence married his loving wife, the former Elizabeth L. Clark, who he met while working together at Scio Pottery. Together, they were blessed with the birth of three children.

He owned and operated Kelley Heating & Cooling for 30 years prior to retirement. In his free time, Lawrence greatly enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and hunting. Additionally, he was a lifetime member of the Tuscarawas V.F.W. Post #7943.

Lawrence is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth; his daughter, Marjorie (Greg) Barnes of Galena, Ohio and their children, Angela (Ryan) Milosh, Gregory (Kate) Barns and Lauren (Ian) Lange; his son, William (Rebecca) Kelley of New Philadelphia and their children, Tejae (Aisha) Kelley and Thomas (Billy Jo) Kelley; his daughter, Mary Jane (Ted) Shetler of Strasburg and their children, Taylor (Tyler) McCullough, Cadi (Anthony) Albaugh and Cody Shetler; his siblings, Helen (Harry) Scism, Anna Layton, Kenneth (Lois) Kelley, Duane (Glenna) Kelley, Robert (Jerolyn) Kelley, Joe (Jane) Kelley, Louise Hilderbandt, and Patricia (Ralph) Ledbetter; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his siblings, Eugene, Jim, and Jackie Kelley.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again Thursday, August 8 from 11 to 1 p.m. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Lawrence’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Private inurnment will be held at a later date.


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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: November 12, 1932
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Cindy Smitley posted on 8/7/19

Liz and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

 

Michelle Mizer posted on 8/7/19

You sorry hear of your dads passing. You are in my prayers

 

Scott Stafford posted on 8/6/19

So sorry to hear about Larry. He will be deeply missed by all the guys in the Five Waters senior league. He was such a great guy.

 

Kendra posted on 8/6/19

Larry will be missed deeply by us all. The deepest sympathies to the family, especially Lizzie. May he now be at peace. Dave, Teresa, Kendra and Darcie Moore

 

Doris Sutton and Bill Kellar posted on 8/6/19

WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, WE WILL CERTAINLY MISS HIM.R.I.P. LARRY. DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND ESPECIALLY TO LIZ

 

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