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Baxter Springs Citizen and Herald
February 23, 1933
PIONEER DIED THIS MORNING
Mrs. Eliza Kelly Succumbs After Long Illness - Funeral Services Friday. The death of Mrs. Eliza J. Kelly, long-time resident of this city, occurred about 5:30 o'clock this morning at her home 1718 Military after an illness of two years.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Geo. H. Jones. Burial will be in the Baxter Springs cemetery in charge of Harvey's.
Mrs. Kelly was born in St. Mary's County, Missouri seventy-six years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly were united in marriage December 25, 1874 at Marysville, Ark. They came to Baxter Springs fifty-three years ago.
Surviving Mrs. Kelly are her husband, Joe P. Kelly; three daughters, Mrs. Geo. Sikes and Mrs. J. E. Fagg of Baxter Springs and Mrs. Harry Doam of Miami; one son, Harry Kelly of Baxter Springs; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen

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Baxter Springs News
January 3, 1919
EUNICE KELLEY DEAD
Pneumonia Brought About Death to Popular Young Lady After a Very Short Illness
Mrs. Eunice Kelley, wife of Harry Kelley, died at the home in the south part of Baxter Springs Sun. night at 1 o'clock, afer a week's illness with pneumonia. the death comes as a rude shock to her many friends in this city, where she has lived for many years. About two years ago the deceased was united in marriage with Harry Kelley, who is also well known in this city.
The deceased is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Barrett, who along with the husband survive Mrs. Kelley. The funeral was held from the home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock.
Eunice Barrett-Kelley was 23 years 9 months and 7 days of age at her death. She was a young woman of good character and lovable disposition and her demise will be mourned by hosts of friends in this city.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen

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Baxter Springs Citizen and Herald
December 17, 1936
HARRY KELLY RITES TODAY
Baxter Springs Carpenter Dies Saturday as Result of Blood Poisoning
Funeral servies for Harry Kelly, 41 years old, carpenter, who died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, as the result of blood poisoning, were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the First Christian church. The Rev. Norman R. Stacey, pastor, and the Rev. William A. Hubbard, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted the services. Burial was in the Baxer Springs cemetery.
Mr. Kelly drove a nail in this hand last Saturday, and blood poison set in. He had resided in Baxter Springs virtually all of his life.
Surviving are six small children at home: Harry, Jr., 14 years old; Joy, 10; Allen, 6; Gene, 4; Victor, 2; Vonda Gay, 2 months old. Mrs. Kelly died two months ago at the birth of the youngest daughter. Besides the children, he is survived by his father, Joe Kelly of Miami, and three sisters, Mrs. Geo. Sikes of Quaker Valley; Mrs. H. R. Doan of Miami, Okla., and Mrs. J. E. Fagg of Baxter Springs.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen

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Miami News Record
September 23, 2003
Harry Kelly
Harry Floyd Kelly of Kingman, Ariz., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, in Peoria, Ariz., after a long illness. He was 80.
Kelly was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Baxter Springs, Kan., to Harry Floyd and Sadie Virginia Kelly.
His parents died whe he was 13 and he was adopted by his uncle and aunt, Harry and Josepine Doan, of Miami. He attended Miami High School. He lived in California, moving from Miami in 1962.
He was a World War II veteran of the Navy. He is listed in the memorial to World War II veterans in Washington, D.C.
He was employed by Union Oil Company. He moved to Kingman after his retirement to live near his daughter.
He married Jewel Newton of Miami in 1939. She preceded him in death on Nov. 16, 1999. He was also preceded in death by one son, William Edgar Kelly.
Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Jeanie and Bobbie Potts of Kingman; one son and his wife, Harry Floyd and Michelle Kelly of Fullerton, Calif.; one sister, Vonda Chaffins of Albuquerque, N.M., two brothers, Alan Kelly of Albuquerque and Victor Kelly Burke and his wife Patricia of Texas.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen

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Baxter Springs Citizen and Herald
December 13, 1937
AGED MAN DIES AT HOME HERE
Servies for Joseph P. Kelly, 82 Years Old, Held at Christian Church Yesterday
Joseph P. Kelly, 82 years old, died at his home at 1718 Military avenue, at 1:45 o'clock Friday afternoon after a lingering illness. He had been in poor health for about five years, and had been retired for the last twelve years.
Surviving relatives are three daughters, Mrs. George Sikes and Mrs. J. E. Fagg, of Baxter Springs and Mrs. H. R. Doan of Miami, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Muskrat of Grove, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Jennie Huffwire of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Ten grandchildren and five great- grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, with the Rev. Norman R. Stacey, pastor, in charge. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Baxter Springs I.O.O.F. lodge, and members of the lodge acted as pallbearers.
Mr. Kelly was born March 24, 1855, in St. Charles County, Missouri and grew to manhood in Christian County. He went as a young man to Marysville, Arkansas, and was married on December 25, 1874, to Elizabeth J. Bishop.
They came to Baxter Springs 58 years ago, and had lived here ever since.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen


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Baxter Springs Citizen and Herald
October 19, 1936
MRS. H. KELLEY DIES SATURDAY
Mrs. Kelley Succumbs Following Birth of Child - Services Tomorrow Afternoon
Mrs. Sadie Virginia Kelley, 36 years old, wife of Harry Kelley, died at 11 o'clock Saturday night at her home 702 West avenue, following the birth of a child. Mrs. Kelley was born in Carmi, Illinois, December 9, 1899. She resided in Baxter Springs for a number of years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by six children, Harry, Jr., Allen, Gene, Victor, Joyce and Vondojoy Kelley, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Dona Smith and two sisters, all of Mount Vernon, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Catlett-Hoskins Funeral chapel. The Rev. W. A. Hubbard, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Baxter Springs cemetery.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen

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Joplin Globe
Sat. Jan.2,1932
KESTER, ARTIE MAE
RITES FOR MRS. KESTER WILL BE HELD TODAY
Picher OKla., Jan 1.- funeral services for Mrs. Artie Mae Kester, 52 years old, a former resident of Joplin,who died yesteday afternoon at her home, 511 North Pearl Street, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Assembly of god Church, Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Joplin.
Mrs. Kester's death resulted from cancer of the stomach with which she had been afflicted for several years. She had been an invalid for twenty- eight years.
Mrs. Kester had resided in Joplin fourteen years before moving to Picher nine years ago with her husband, E.A. Kester. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Harvey Kester of Picher; two brothers, Jacob Handy of Joplin and Bert Handy of Las Vegas, Nevada,and a sister, Mrs.Link Rutherford of Joplin.
Submitted by: Loma Campbell

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Joplin Globe
Thursday, September 24, 1981
Alma Knowles
Sarcoxie, Mo. -- Services for Mrs. Alma P. Knowles, 67, Archie, a former Sarcoxie resident who died at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Harrisonville on Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Archie. James R. Jarrell, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today. Mrs. Knowles was born Jan. 28, 1914, in El Reno, Okla. She lived in Sarcoxie for 40 years before moving to Archie in 1978. She was married to Edgar L. Knowles. He survives. Additional survivors include six sons, Jack Knowles, Mission Viejo, Calif., Charles Knowles, Buffalo, Jim Knowles, Woodbridge, Va., Larry Knowles, Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Dale Knowles, Grandview, and John Knowles, Manhattan, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. Eddie Lou Knight, Lenexa, Kan.; and 16 grandchildren.
Submitted by: Robert McLain



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