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Turner Funeral Home and Florida Hills Memorial Gardens

14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL

OBITUARY

Roger E. Kelly

August 29, 1924May 10, 2020

Roger E. Kelly, 95, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away on May 10, 2020 .

He was born in Rochester, New York on August 29, 1924. Roger graduated from Catholic Central High School in Chillicothe, Ohio. He attended the University of Dayton, studying Chemical Engineering when Uncle Sam called in 1942. He served in the Army in WWII in the Army’s 84th Field Hospital. He saw action in Europe as part of the invasion force that entered Germany and ended the war.

After the war, he was married to Ruth E. Kelly on September, 16, 1946. Roger and Ruth enjoyed 72 years of marriage and six children. Ruth preceded Roger in death on January 21, 2019.

Roger had a career at U.S. Shoe Corporation for nearly forty years. He worked his way up to an industrial engineering management position. He worked in Chillicothe, OH, Madison, IN and the corporate headquarters in Cincinnati. Roger was the second of three generations of Kelly’s that all worked for the same company. Roger enjoyed tennis and bowling in his younger years. Recently he was an avid follower of the stock market, and watched seasonal sporting events. College basketball was a favorite. He liked to write short stories about his boyhood adventures. Some of his best are posted on his website http://rogerekelly.wordpress.com He is survived by Patrick (Patricia) Kelly, Stephen (Patricia) Kelly, Judy (Ted) Canfield, James (Nancy) Kelly, Thomas (MaryAnn) Kelly, and Theresa (Bruce) Wiesner, fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral service will be 2PM Saturday, June 6th at Turner Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow to Florida Hills Memorial Gardens in Spring Hill.

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  • FAMILY

  • Patrick Kelly, Son
  • Patricia Kelly, Daughter-in-law
  • Stephen Kelly, Son
  • Patricia Kelly, Daughter-in-law
  • Judy Canfield, Daughter
  • Ted Canfield, Son-in-law
  • James Kelly, Son
  • Nancy Kelly, Daughter-in-law
  • Thomas Kelly, Son
  • Mary Ann Kelly, Daughter-in-law
  • Theresa Wiesner, Daughter
  • Bruce Wiesner, Son-in-law
  • Fourteen, Grandchildren
  • Eight, Great Grandchildren

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6 June

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Turner Funeral Homes Spring Hill Chapel

14360 Spring Hill Drive
Spring Hill, FL 34609

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