Terry L. Kelley, 52, of Long Lane, formerly of Seligman, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in his home, following a long illness. He was born Dec. 12, 1956, in Lyons, Kan., the son of Dale P. Kelley and Wanda M. (Roach) Kelley. On Oct. 23, 1998, in Marshfield, he was united in marriage to Linda Collins, who survives.
Additional survivors include: two daughters, Brooke Kristine Kelley and her fiancÚ, Gage Henry, of Exeter, and Pamela Nicole "Nikki" Williams and her husband, Scotty, of Heber Springs, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Jodi Parsons, of Mountain Grove; three stepsons, Bradley Rader, of Norwood, Terry Collins and his wife, Michelle, of Norwood, and Don Rader, of Mountain Grove; three brothers, Royce "Buz" Kelley and his wife, Deborah, of Long Lane, Mickey Kelley and his wife, Gwen, of Seligman, and Leroy Weems and his wife, Diane, of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Rita McClelland and her husband, John, and Janice Myers and her husband, James, all of Seligman, and Janice Kelley of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother-in-law, Carl Nielson, of Show Low, Ariz.; one grandson; and 16 step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Delara Rose Neilson.
He received his education at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School. He was a heavy equipment operator. In 1996, when his health began to fail, Terry moved from Seligman to Springfield. There he met and married Linda and allowed the Lord to enter his life.
Funeral services were held Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Rev. Russell Bishop conducted the services. Burial was at Roach Cemetery, Eagle Rock.
Memorial contributions can be made to Victory Baptist Church, Cassville, or Dallas County Community Church in Long Lane.
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