Leo D. Kelly

Services for Leo K. [sic] Kelly, 77, who died Sunday morning in Freeport Memorial Hospital, were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday April 3, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elizabeth. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery, Galena. Arrangements were completed in the Nadig Funeral Home, Elizabeth, where the rosary was recited Tuesday evening. He was born February 1, 1891, near Nora, in Stephenson County, the son of Daniel and Mary Scanlan Kelly. He was married to Vera McCarthy on September 22, 1931, at Galena. He taught school and also farmed near Nora until 1950, when he and his wife moved to Elizabeth. Surviving are his wife, Vera; two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Julia) Schneider, Freeport, and Mrs. Patrick (Anne) Collins, Phoenix, Ariz.
Newsclippings saved by Julia (Peirce) White, who lived in Warren at the time of her death. Possibly these obits are from the Freeport and⁄or Rockford papers. Handwritten notes are those of my grandmother, Julia (Pierce) White: Died March 31, 1968, funeral April 3, 1968.
Submitted by: Nancy A White on 19 June 2001

ELIZABETH - Leo D. Kelly of Elizabeth Died Sunday in Freeport Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. He was born Feb. 1, 1891, near Nora, son of Daniel and Mary (Scanlan) Kelly. On Sept. 22, 1931, he married Vera Helen McCarthy in Galena.Mr. Kelly was an Elizabeth area farmer and schoolteacher. In 1950, the Kellys moved into Elizabeth. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elizabeth, a Third Degree member of the Council Knights of Columbus and Fourth Degree member of the Father Mazzuchelli Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of local and national teachers associations. Surviving are his widow; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Julia) Schneider of Freeport and Mrs. Patrick (Anne) Collins of Phoenix, Ariz. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert Jackson, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery at Galena. Friends may call at Nadig Funeral Home in Elizabeth after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Newsclippings saved by Julia (Peirce) White, who lived in Warren at the time of her death. Possibly these obits are from the Freeport and⁄or Rockford papers. Handwritten notes are those of my grandmother, Julia (Pierce) White: Died March 31, 1968, funeral April 3, 1968. Submitted by: Nancy A White on 19 June 2001

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