Thursday, April 21, 2011

Donald "Leon" Kelly, 68, of Monett, passed away on April 12, 2011. He was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Wheaton, the son of Pierce Kelly and Marylen (Forsyth) Kelly.

He was united in marriage to Joyce Terry on Dec. 3, 1964.

He was a truck driver. In January, he was inducted into the Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jo Ruetschi, of Cassville; one son, Mark Kelly, of Canyon Lake, Texas; one sister, Sandra Sue Smith, of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held April 16 at Arnhart Cemetery east of Purdy with Rev. Charles Stults officiating.