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JAMES K. KELLEY

James K. Kelley, 79, LaHarpe, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.

A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Hope Cemetery in Ottawa. Visitation is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.

Jim was born Jan. 2, 1934, in Marshall, Ark., the son of Coy Duncan and Okla Hester (Jackson) Kelley.

He grew up in Marshall, Ark., and later Shawnee, Okla.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army for two years and then served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea and Vietnam.

James married Mignonette L. Schmitt Jan. 16, 1951, in Roseville, Calif.

He was a master machinist and master mechanic. They moved to Kansas where he operated a gas station at Williamsburg until purchasing the Phillips 66 Station at Moran, which he operated from 1980 until 2000.

He was a member of the Moran American Legion and Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by two sons, James Dennis Kelley and Carlos Coy Kelley; daughter, Teresa Lee Barber; infant sister, Betty Sue; and brother, Johnny Coy Kelley.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mignonette Kelley, of the home; three children, Bryan Kelley and wife, Tina, Piqua, Debra Gail Kelley, Iola, and Jolene Louise King and husband, Steven, Oklahoma City, Okla; one brother, Coy Kelley, Shawnee, Okla.; one sister, Dorothy Parkin, Ottawa; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LaHarpe Baptist Mission. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences for the family may be left on this website www.iolafuneral.com. Condolences may be made at www.ottawaherald.com

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