Edward "Wayne" Kelley

January 2, 1929October 11, 2021

Edward Wayne “Wayne” Kelley, 92, son of Edwin W. Kelley and Mary I. (Snyder) Kelley, went to be with the LORD on Monday, October 11th, passing away peacefully in his sleep. Born in Muncie, Indiana on January 2nd, 1929, he graduated Muncie Central High School and received a B.S. in Business from Ball State Teachers College in 1950.

He served in the Korean War in the 101st Airborne Division in St. Louis, MO working on the Post Newspaper and teaching in the US Army Intelligence School. He left the service in 1952 as a Corporal and joined the Henry County Savings and Loan in New Castle where he became a real estate broker. In 1955 he married Phyllis Henkel of Muncie and relocated there. He was an active member of Kiwanis Club, Junto Club, and the Optimist Club.

Wayne owned Village Realty and Red Carpet Realty in Muncie, and in the 80s he and Phyllis moved to Indianapolis where he enjoyed a long career that he loved in commercial real estate with Scheetz Century 21 Realty and Coldwell Banker Kaiser. He was still active in work at the time of his death.

Wayne is pre-deceased by his wife Phyllis but survived by his sister Isabelle A. Jolly of El Segundo, a son David (Vicki) Kelley, a daughter Kimberly (John) Miller, and a son Chris Kelley, all of Carmel, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a niece, and nephews.

A visitation for Wayne will be held Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. A funeral service will immediately follow.

Wayne will be laid to rest in Union Chapel Cemetery, 8301 Union Chapel Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, on Monday, October 25, 2021. No service will take place at the graveside.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Kelley family.


  • Edwin Kelley, Father (deceased)
  • Mary (Snyder) Kelley, Mother (deceased)
  • Phyllis Kelley, Wife (deceased)
  • Isabelle A. Jolly, Sister
  • David Kelley (Vicki), Son
  • Kimberly Miller (John), Daughter
  • Chris Kelley, Son


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, October 24, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, October 25, 2021


Edward "Wayne" Kelley

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Edith (Green) Dickey

October 24, 2021

Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Have known him since the 60's.
Have talked with him often and will miss our weekly conversations.

Isabelle Anne Kelley-Jolly

October 17, 2021

My brother Wayne was a truly good man. People liked him. As a boy, he liked to play outside far more than I did. He was a nice kid who grew up to be an outstanding man.
We spoke a couple weeks ago and I was so happy to hear his voice. He shared a story of how every Sunday our mother would invite folks to dinner from the local Academy. He gave details of the many people who were famous that would visit including folks from Broadway (the Dorsey Brothers), Andy Firestone (the Firestone heir) and John Agar (Shirley Temple-Black’s first husband). I had forgotten all these memories. Wayne’s mind was sharp until the very end.
We laughed a lot and loved each other. He is eternally in my heart.