Terry Kelly

  • Born: August 4, 1952
  • Died: December 16, 2012
  • Location: Jasper, Michigan

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Terry Lynn Kelly August 4, 1952 - December 16, 2012 Jaspr, Michigan

Terry Lynn Kelly, age 60, of Jasper, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital.
He was born August 4, 1952, in Adrian, to J.D. and Evelyn Marie (Ballard) Kelly. On August 20, 1972, he married Nancy Kay Hiftline in Adrian, and she survives. He was a 1976 graduate of Siena Heights College. Terry was a member, elder and financial secretary of St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was also a Jr. Achievement Leader in Tecumseh, member of the Lenawee County Historical Society and the Fairfield Planning Commission. Terry was employed as the North American Controller with Tecumseh Products from 1977 - 2007.
In addition to his loving wife of 40 years, he is survived by two children, Aaron Kelly of Scottsdale, AZ and Anne Kelly of Scottsdale, AZ; his father, J.D. Kelly of Adrian; step-father, Lawrence Creque of Adrian; step-mother, Margie Kelly of Adrian; four brothers, Bruce (Margaret) Creque of Adrian, Timothy (Annette) Kelly of Onsted, Jeff (Renee) Kelly of Manitou Beach and Allen (Michelle) Smith of Adrian; three sisters, Pam (Bruce) Bayles of Adrian, Karen (Mike) Lewis of Adrian and Linda Ballard of Adrian; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special kitty, Marie. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Stacey Garland and a brother in-infancy, Thomas Kelly.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will also be held on Thursday from 9:45 – 10:45 at St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran church, where a family prayer service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Funeral services for Terry will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Brian Keller officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Parkinson's Association or the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Nancy, we were so sorry to read about Terry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Carol & Denis Jodis - Adrian, MI - Friend   December 21, 2012

Dr. Kelly, I send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Posted by Terri Koerner    December 21, 2012

Nancy, Terry was a very good friend and co-worker at Tecumseh Products. I could go into his office and talk to him at any time, even when he was busy, as he usually was. I have had the blessing of bumping into to him a few times after the company closed. You had, and always have, a very special husband as well as a friend to many. Take care and God bless. Our prayers are with you
Gary Maynard.

Posted by Gary Maynard - Tecumseh, MI - Friend   December 20, 2012

Nancy

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May your memories help to sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by Karen Tate - Adrian, MI - friend   December 20, 2012

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Dear Ones:

No one knows what your feeling and going through right now.God does and He will give you the strength and the Love Terry left in your Hearts to carry on . We are so sorry for the empty spot in your hearts and your home. You are so Blessed to have had such a wonderful husband and father He left the greatest legacy any man could leave his family and wife and that is the Love he had for each of you. Just remember he is just away for now and some day you will all be together again. You will be in our prayers as you face these next days and weeks. Know you are loved and prayed for!!
Because of "HIM", We have Purpose and Hope!!!!
Hugs, Lynette & Richard Merillat

Posted by Lynette & Richard Merillat - Naples, FL - Friend   December 20, 2012

I remember the SMVMA meeting where I first met Terry and spent some time chatting with him. Nancy was major pregnant (as were a few other "young" wives about the same time) sitting next to him. A really nice guy, intelligent and certainly IN LOVE with Nancy. Nancy, hope you're hanging in there and being your usual strong self. You're one of my "vet buds" even though I don't see you much lately. Take care and love, Earl and Cheri

Posted by Earl and Cheri Cornprobst - friend   December 20, 2012

Terry was a good person and a great friend, we will miss him. Please find comfort knowing he touched many lives and always left a smile where ever he went. God bless you and the family, you are all in our prayers.

Posted by Tom and Tonya Braman - Adrian (Fairfield), MI - friend   December 19, 2012

Dear Nancy,

I'm so sad to hear of Terry's passing. He was such a kind and caring man and I'm thankful to have known him. I saw him and got to talk to him just last week and I guess if there's a silver lining it's that he doesn't have any more of that horrible back pain or Parkinson's. He's safe in the arms of God and I know we will visit again. The world is a better place with people like you and Terry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Diane Wonders - Adrian, MI - Friend   December 19, 2012

There aren't enough words to express my sadness during this bittersweet moment. I'm so sorry, Nancy.

Posted by sybil diccion - morenci, MI - friend of Dr. Kelly   December 19, 2012

Nancy: Allen and I are so sad to learn of Terry's passing. We remember Terry fondly and always with that wonderful smile. Please accept our sincere sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Janet & Allen Warren

Posted by Janet & Allen Warren - Marietta, GA - Friends   December 19, 2012

Mr. Kelly never got through an appointment without some fond reference to his wife and children. He will be missed.

Posted by Steven Sherman, M.D. - Adrian, MI   December 19, 2012

Dear Nancy, Aaron and Ann,
We are so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. It's hard to know what to say so I'm going to recall happy memories.
I remember your wedding day, wearing those yellow and white checked dresses. We didn't have much contact after that. Paul and I moved, but I remember coming to your house after Aaron was born. I believe I have a photo of my kids in your red wagon, maybe holding baby Aaron.
Please accept our condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
Paul and Marci

Posted by Marci and Paul Bailey - Vicksburg, MI - friend   December 19, 2012

Nancy, Aaron, and Ann,
Sarah Korthals told me of Terry's death. I'm so sorry. I truly enjoyed the teasing he'd always do to me though I'm still glad he didn't manage to hide my car the Sunday I left Adrian to move to Rhinelander. He did always find away to make me laugh. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Vicki

Posted by Vicki Humann - Rhinelander, WI - Friend   December 18, 2012

Nancy, Aaron, Anne

Our sincere sympathy. I still treasure the memories of Terry and Tecumseh. I am so happy to have seen him at Sam's recently and given him a hug. Hold tight the memories and know he touched many lives.

The Pellowe's

Posted by Nancy and Chris Pellowe - Adrian, MI - Friend   December 18, 2012

Nancy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Terry's passing....my condolences to you and your family.....Kelly's took care of our "cats" and we took care of the "trees"..a great working relationship...I will always have good memories of that time....My prayers to you at this sad time.

Posted by Jill Shaffer - Adrian, MI - friend   December 18, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God blesses and watches over you during this difficult time.

Posted by Charlie Bar Rhoden - South Bend, IN - Friend   December 18, 2012

Dear Nancy, Aaron and Anne,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, as they often are. We think and talk of you often Nancy, hoping you are all well. We hope you find strength in the days ahead and happy memories to hold onto.
Stacy & Steve

Posted by Stacy & Steve Bay - Britton, MI - Friend   December 18, 2012

I am deeply saddened for all. Terry was a smart astute guy with a great sense of humor!

Posted by Jana Tuckerman DVM - Wakeman, OH - friend   December 18, 2012

1Thessalonians 4:13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

In deepest Sympathy Michael & Lisa Lornie. GiGi ,BooBoo ,Josey, ZsaZsa, Barnabus, Mitzie and MJ.

Posted by Lisa Lornie - Adrian, MI   December 18, 2012

Aaron, I was just recalling when you and I were moving out of East Lansing in 2007, it was the only time I met your dad. He pulled up a trailer to haul your belongings away. You and I struggled with what seemed like a 300lb Sony big screen television. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you and your family all the best this holiday season as you endure the loss of your father.

Thomas Sacco

Posted by Thomas Sacco - Canonsburg, PA   December 18, 2012

Dear Nancy, Aaron and Anne, I am truly sorry to hear of Terry's passing. I know your hearts will never be the same. But what a Christmas party they will be having in heaven this year... he sure knew how to pull out all the stops! That is what I most remember Terry for- he just had so much fun at Christmas. The presents he amassed, the games to distribute them, the lottery tickets... with his joy he embodied the Christmas spirit. Know that I am praying for you as you begin to heal. Love to all, Beth Tittl

Posted by Beth Tittl - Toledo, OH - friend   December 18, 2012

Nancy, Aaron and Anne,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May your loving and happier thoughts of Terry help to comfort you during this emotional time.

Tim and Shel

Posted by Tim and Shelley Judkins - Adrian, MI - Friend   December 18, 2012

Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family.

Posted by Gale and Anna Kayner - St. Petersburg, FL - Friends   December 18, 2012

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Dear Dr. Kelly,

Our hearts go out to you, Aaron and Ann. We are so sorry for your loss. I know from the stories you shared that Terry was the light of your life, truly your soul mate. While the road has been bumpy in the past couple years, I know that you treasured every good moment. May the memories of these good moments help you through this difficult time.

With Warm Regards,
Paul and Jennifer Rupert

Posted by Jennifer Rupert - Adrian, MI - Friend   December 18, 2012

Nancy, Aaron, Ann,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Terry was such a happy joking guy he would want us all to remember that. I caught myself doing some of his little jokes and teasing the other day and just smiled. You have all been there for me when I have needed you and have treated me like family. Thanks and love you all.

Posted by Daniel Stutzman - Blissfield, MI - Friend   December 17, 2012

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Dr. Kelly, our condolences on the loss of your beloved Terry. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Leonard and Darlene Hooker - Blissfield, MI   December 17, 2012


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Terry Lynn Kelly August 4, 1952 - December 16, 2012 Jaspr, Michigan