Jeff Kelley

August 4, 1958 - December 8, 2017

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Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Kelley, 59 of Urbana, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, December 08, 2017 in Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital.

He was born August 4, 1958 in Urbana. He was a 1976 graduate of Urbana High School and a 1980 graduate of Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. Jeff was currently employed as a rural postal carrier, choir director for the St. Paris United Methodist Church and a broadcaster for WPKO in Bellefontaine.
He touched many lives thru his vocations. He loved working at the post office and serving his customers. Jeff had a lifelong background in music and broadcasting. He used his talents in those fields as well. Also, Jeff was an avid sports fan and could engage almost anyone on that topic. His favorite teams were the OSU Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Browns and the Sacramento Kings. The sun rose and set in his children, but it was even more profound with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by many. Those of us who love him take great comfort that he is with our Lord and Savior and we will see him again someday.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” (Brown) Kelley, his parents, Myron T. & Norma Jean (Wallace) Kelley; his children, Amy (Josh) Zimmers, April Kelley (Endrit “Andy” Rama), Reese Kelley and Ross Kelley; his grandchildren, Destiny and Gunner Zimmers and Mason Spence; his siblings, Jon (Marianne) Kelley, Jill Peters and Jenny (Dave) Powell, father and mother-in-law, Edward & Beverly Brown, sister and brother-in-law, Jenny (Scott) Snyder as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his son, Robert “Robbie” Edward Walder and grandparents, Zella and Harold McCormick and Maude and Griff Kelley.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

Funeral services to celebrate Jeff’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor David E. Kepple and Pastor Tom Amlin. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held at the families’ convenience.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Anna Dunaway - Dec 16, 2017

Just now saw this. So very sorry for your lost. I am praying for you.

Julie Nieman - Dec 16, 2017

Beth, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and the challenges your family has had to face recently. I’m hoping you can find some peace and comfort during this difficult time and will be thinking of you and your family. Julie Nieman MS/HS Secretary

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