Peterson Funeral Chapel

            Eugene D. Kelley, 98, of Aurora passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 in the Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield.

            He was born to John and Lula Avery Kelley on October 20, 1920 in Brave Heart, OK.  He was a retired diesel mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII.

            Survivors include two daughters, P.j. Kelley of Aurora, CO. and Pamela Cox and husband Roger of Springfield, MO; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elda; two sons, Roger and Tommy Kelley; seven brothers, Lee, Otis, Virgil, Howard, Floyd, Ralph and Robert Kelley; and four sisters, Lula Kunze, Mae Webb, Katherine Stewart and Nancy Crow.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery with full military honors.

‚Äč            Visitation will be held Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.