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Harry Kelley


March 6, 2019

Jan. 11, 1941 – Feb. 21, 2019

Harry Thomas Kelley, 78, of Sweet Home died Feb. 21, 2018.

He was born Jan. 11, 1941 in Independence to Kedric and Marjorie June (Clem) Kelley. 

He was raised and lived in Crawfordsville most of his life. He went to Sweet Home High School. 

Mr. Kelley worked as a refrigeration engineer for King Crab in Kodiak and Dillingham, Alaska. He also worked for Peter Pan and Trident Seafoods in Sandpoint, Alaska. Additionally, he worked as a construction millwright and was a volunteer fireman in Crawfordsville. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing camping, working on cars and taking trips. He loved to take rides to the coast with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie of Sweet Home; children Tom Kelley and Shawn Kelley Rotenberger and son-in-law Jay, all of Crawfordsville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; sisters Vail Brooks and Jeri Nousen; and infant daughter Rebecca. 

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Crawfordsville Community Church. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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