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Virgil R. Kelly, Age: 68
Sep 28, 1949 - May 11, 2018


Virgil R. Kelly, born September 28, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio, passed away at home in Kansas City, Missouri on May 11, 2018.




Virgil joined the Army in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War from April 1968 through August 1969. During his time in the Army, he earned the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.




After leaving the Army, Virgil married his wife, Judy in 1972. They had two children, son Kevin and daughter Tonya. The family moved from Ohio to Kansas City in 1978.




Virgil earned a Bachelor's degree from Park University and held a variety of jobs before joining the Federal Grain Inspection Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he worked for many years until his retirement.




Virgil was also a longtime adult leader of Boy Scout Troop 271, serving for many years as the troop’s treasurer. He enjoyed the outdoors, and went camping and fishing




Virgil was preceded in death by his wife Judy, his mother Jacqueline, his father Gene, and his sister Sherry. Virgil is survived by brothers Gary and Pat, sister Pam, son Kevin, daughter Tonya, grandson Brennan, and many nieces and nephews.




Services for Virgil will take place on Thursday, May 31 at Hillside Christian Church at 6:00 PM. Virgil and Judy will be laid to rest the following day at Leavenworth National Cemetery.




In lieu of flowers, Virgil and his family ask that you consider donations to HOPE.wrx, the charity that Judy helped found and to which Virgil donated his time.




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Memorial Service
Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivian Road
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
May 31, 2018
Time of Service:
06:00 PM
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Bob Turpin May 23, 2018

Former pastor and friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Tonya, Kevin and family, So sorry that due to an outpatient medical procedure that I am having that afternoon, I will not be able to attend your Dad's service. I will be thinking of you and him and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Bob Turpin