Marion Kelbley | 1917 - 2009 | Obituary

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Marion Kelbley

Born: February 15, 1917
Died: July 31, 2009

Marion Kelbley, 92, of rural Tiffin, died Friday evening at St. Francis Home in Tiffin.

On February 15, 1917 in Tiffin, he was born to Ed and Theresa (Clouse) Kelbley. On November 27, 1943 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, he married Illa Jean Boucher and she preceded him in death on April 22, 1989. He later married Rosellen Clark in St. Boniface Catholic Church on August 11, 1990 and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Rosellen of Tiffin; sons, James D. (Jane) Kelbley and Gerald J.(Susie) Kelbley both of Tiffin; daughters, Theresa (Carl) Arnold of Tiffin; Barbara (Patrick) Darrigan of McBain, MI; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Marion was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Illa Jean, brothers, George and Florian Kelbley.

Marion was a member of All Saints Parish in New Riegel and former member of the Parish Council and member of the Catholic Order of Foresters Court #52. A life long farmer in Seneca County, he was inducted into the Seneca County Agriculture Hall of Fame, member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau, American and Seneca County Jersey Breeders Association and Seneca County Pork Producers. He was past Supervisor for the Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District, former 4-H Advisor, past Board of Directors member of NOBA and the Young Sires Program. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, woodworking, traveling and loved his family and dogs.

The family of Marion would like to express their appreciation to St. Francis Home staff for the care they provided over the past couple of years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM at All Saints Parish, New Riegel with Rev. Randy Giesige officiating. A Rosary will be prayed 15 minutes prior to mass. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, August 3, 2009 from 2-8 PM at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home. Catholic Order of Foresters #52 will conduct services at 8:00 PM and a Christian Wake service will be at 8:15 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio, or SCAT.

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