Loyd H. Kelley, age 82, of Liberty Center, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital early Wednesday morning April 19, 2017.
He was born in Toledo on January 26, 1935 to the late Clarence Harold Kelley and Rachel (Sharples) Kelley. Loyd graduated from Swanton High School in 1953. He was a Veteran having served with the U.S Army from 1957 – 1959. On August 26, 1961, Loyd married Thelma “Jeanie” Vollmar and together shared 53 years together until her passing on February 19, 2015.
Along with being a passionate farmer, he worked as a tool and die maker at Doehler Jarvis for over 30 years before their closing and later at Leader Engineering before retiring. Loyd was a member of the Wauseon Masonic Lodge #349; where he served for over 60 years as a Mason.
Loyd is survived by his sons, Wayne Kelley and Dennis (Cindy) Kelley; daughter, Luann (Dan) Boyd; sister, Betty (Gene) Baker; grandchildren, Amanda Kelley, Nichole (Jack) Kruntz and Loyd T. Kelley; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Jamie) Bates and Christopher (Wendi) Brown; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Thelma “Jeanie”, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Lora Lee (Tom) Urban; daughter-in-law, Loretta Kelley and special cousins, Harold and Marilyn Wittes.
Friends will be received on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00–7:00 PM at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with a Masonic Service beginning at 6:30 PM. A funeral service honoring Loyd’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday also at the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Davis will be officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Shiloh Christian Union Church Building Fund, 2100 Co Rd 5, Delta, Ohio 43515, American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr, Chicago, IL 60693 or American Diabetes Association, 300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 111, Southfield, MI 48034 in his name.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.