Louis Norman Kelley

May 24, 1929December 19, 2020

Louis Norman Kelley, 91, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Augusta Health.

He was born May 24, 1929, a son of the late Willard Maxell and Mary (Dawson) Kelley.

Louis proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, was a member of Mt. Vernon Church of the Brethren, was a former employee of Corner Hardware and retired from Cohron Hardware in Stuarts Draft. Louis was a sweet man who loved spending time with his family and going fishing with his brother Marv.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Kelley; grandson, Christopher Conner; sister, Viola Harmon and most recently a brother, Marvin Kelley.

Survivors include sons, Lester Kelley and wife Linda, Kenneth Kelley and wife Dianne; daughters, Gwendolyn Conner and companion David Legge, Rebecca Roetto and husband Dwight; sisters, Pearl Bloss, Mary Lou Kelley, Wanda McCarthy and husband John; brother Robert Kelley and wife Nancy, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He also leaves a special friend, Margaret Alphin.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Augusta Memorial Park with Pastor Dwight Roetto officiating.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all in attendance are asked to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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James B. Wetzel

January 18, 2021

When I bought the house next door to Louis and Nancy Kelley - just my two little daughters and me - the Kelleys took us under their wing and welcomed us like members of their own family. They were with us when Bruce and I married. There could never be better neighbors or friends and we are forever grateful to have had them in our life.

Now Louie can walk the yard with his sweet Nancy again, though truly missed by the neighbors on Old White Hill Road. Our thoughts and hearts are with you in the loss of such a fine man.

Roz and Bruce Wetzel

Gail Leo

January 13, 2021

Loui was such a great person. I became a friend by helping take care of his wife when she was very sick. Loui was such a family man. His wife, children and grandchildren were everything to him. Most of his conversation with me always involved one of them. It was very evident that all of his family also loved him very much and made him feel very loved. I will always remember him as a great all American guy. He left such a great legacy and I was blessed to know him. I know hearts are very grieved at this great loss. My love and prayers go out to this special family. My God bless you all with wonderful memories and comfort your hearts in the days and years to come.

Gail Leo

Sandy Miller

January 9, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I got to know Louis at Church and he was a very kind, compassionate person. I will miss him too as will everyone at Mt. Vernon Church of the Brethren. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue Moore

January 8, 2021

My sympathy is being sent to you and your family in the loss of your father. It's a loss, that a daughter or other family member has to learn to deal with. Sometimes day after day missing the loved one not being there hurts a lot. I am so sorry for you, God Bless!

Carolyn Fletcher

January 8, 2021

My childhood memories are of our camping trips with Uncle Lewis and Aunt Nancy and my cousins, what a wonderful time we had, building friendships and memories. Uncle Lewis always made me feel special and loved❤. Our loss is Heavens gain

Carolyn Steele

January 7, 2021

So sorry for your losses. I know its been a tough time for all. Louie was like a dad to me too. But they are safe now and you don't have to worry about them. Just remember that the Lord is in charge and he has a plan for us all. He will get us through all this. Love you all dearly. Bob & Carolyn Steele.

Samantha Ayin

January 6, 2021

I will always remember how Uncle Lewis made working at Corner Hardware fun. I used to help him out, and he always made everyone laugh! Every time I think of him I see his big, bright smile! He always had jokes and pranks. I know he'll be keeping everyone in stitches, and be so happy to join his family in heaven.

Michael Baumann

January 6, 2021

I am so sorry to hear that my life long neighbor has passed!
Words cannot describe how I feel about a family that I hold dear to my heart!
The best neighbors anyone would dream to have living next to them! We are so grateful for their friendship and willingness to help in times of need! Mr. and Mrs Kelley were so kind to my parents after their boys moved to different states and were not able to help out so quickly! After my father passed away Mr. Kelley would take my mother grocery shopping every week. I will always be thankful!
To the Kelley family “Mickle the pickle”will always be grateful and thankful for your kindness and friendship!