Lasater Funeral Homes & Family Center

Funeral Home & Family Center
(740) 392-0005
11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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Date of Death: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jimmie “Jim” Kelly, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the age of 65.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Julia Kelly; children, Darian (Tiffany) Kelly and Amy (Cody) McGuire; grandchildren, Allison Foster, Garrett and Brady Kelly and Randi McGuire; mother, Alice Adams and siblings, Johnine Shaffer, Keith Adams and Darlene Sanchez.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Adams.

Jimmie spent 28 years of his career at Kelsey Hayes TRW and was the owner of his own business, Kelly’s Fishing Charters since 2008. Jim enjoyed camping, fishing, the Steelers, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Nascar, but most of all family gatherings.

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 28 from 5-7:00 pm at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 29 beginning at 11:00 am with additional visitation an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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Service Details

Calling Hours:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

from 5:00 -7:00 PM at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon

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Funeral Service:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

11:00 AM at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Following the service at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens

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Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mount Vernon, OH, United States

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17 messages of condolence for Jimmie “Jim” Kelly

  1. Connie and Dick Wyman says:

    Julie and family,
    I wish I could gather together the right words to help lessen the pain … but sometimes there are no words that can even make a dent. Know that you all continue to be in Dick and my prayers. May the Father of compassion bring the comfort that only HE can provide.

  2. Jamie Waite says:

    I have lots of great memories of Jim. He always made me laugh. Prayers and hugs for all of you.

  3. Karen Mortimer says:

    To Julie and the whole family I send my deepest and sincere thoughts of you all I’m so sorry for your loss of Jim he was a coworker and a friend he will be Sadler missed Julie if you need anything please call me ! Sincerely Karen Mortimer

  4. Kim Hagans says:

    Such a nice guy, I will always cherish the kind words he wrote when our daughter Amanda passed.
    So sorry for your loss.

  5. david and mary walker says:

    Sorry to hear the passing of CAPTAIN JIMMY! He was a good friend and co-worker PRAYERS

  6. Ruth Bowman says:

    So sorry for your loss, have a lot of great memories of working with Jim. Delbert and Ruthie Bowman

  7. Jona Grubaugh Hammond says:

    So sorry to hear about Jim . Worked with him at Schafer Drive Line in Fredericktown. Always had a smile on his face and would have you laughing . Prayers to all the family through these difficult times .

  8. Beth Shaw says:

    So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a kind and generous soul. We worked together many years. Godspeed to his family that he cherished every day~Beth McNeil-Shaw

  9. Darlene Sanchez says:

    My brother Jimmie was one of the nicest brother one could have. We got separated when we were going up and it was very special when we finally found each other again. Even tho we never made it on his fishing boat when my daughter Rosalia (Lia) and I went up to camp. We stayed in one of there campers and had a great fish dinner and we sat around talking about the past the good times and bad times. I love the moment when we where at the house staying over the first time we had seen each other in years. We had lots of fun. Jimmie you were taken from me one more time and I really needed my brother for a while longer. There is times is doesn’t feel real but I know it is. I love ❤️ you so much and will miss you. Life is so unfair to US

  10. Karen carpenter says:

    Julie and your family I’m sorry for your loss my prayers are with you keep strong love karen

  11. Becky jo buchholz says:

    Dear Julie and family, so sorry for your lost, Jim was such a sweet man, our thoughts are with you all in this time,

  12. Denise Noel says:

    This is a sad loss. I only knew Jim a short time working with him at Schafer. Jim was a great man who always had a smile on his face and could always brighten my day! He will be greatly missed.

  13. Gary Hughes says:

    I am very saddened to read Jimmy’s obituary. We recently met at KCH rehab, and we became good friends. We were both being strengthened with the same diagnosis. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kelly family.

  14. Patty Estep says:

    Thoughts and Prayers For Julie and Family during this time. Jim will be missed.
    Patty,Odie,Hunter,Emily and Maggie Estep
    Willow Wood,Ohio

  15. Debi Randall says:

    Dear Julie and family, We’re so very sorry to hear of Jims’ passing. He was a long time coworker and a great friend. He always talked about his family with such love and pride. He left us all too soon. Our thoughts are with you all. Debi and Terry Randall

  16. Rose and Randy Hurlow says:

    Julia and your family so sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  17. Renelle Totman Annett says:

    Julie and family,
    I could not believe my eyes when I saw Jim’s name in the paper. I am so deeply sorry he was a great guy and Julie you and he were just made for each other.
    I know it doesn’t make any sense but God is watching over you, he will comfort you now and in the days ahead. Jim is home where there is no sorrow, no more pain. No more anger and no more earthly troubles. He is in God’s care.
    My heart is broken for you. You always did so much for others, let people do for you now. God Bless. Love, Renelle

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