Terry Kelly
  • Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Parkinson's Association or the Lenawee Humane Society.
  • St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church
    632 S. Madison Street
    Adrian, MI 49221
  • Parkinson Foundation
    30400 Telegraph Road
    Suite 150
    Bingham Farms, MI 48025-5819

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“Nancy, we were so sorry to read about Terry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Carol & Denis Jodis - Adrian, MI

“Dr. Kelly, I send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Terri Koerner

“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...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Gary Maynard - Tecumseh, MI

“Nancy My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May your memories help to sustain you during this difficult time. ”
4 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Tate - Adrian, MI - friend

“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...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Lynette & Richard Merillat - FL

“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"...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Earl and Cheri Cornprobst

“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...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Tom and Tonya Braman - MI

“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...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Diane Wonders - Adrian , MI

“There aren't enough words to express my sadness during this bittersweet moment. I'm so sorry, Nancy. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: sybil diccion - morenci, MI

“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...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Janet & Allen Warren - Marietta, GA

“Mr. Kelly never got through an appointment without some fond reference to his wife and children. He will be missed. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Steven Sherman, M.D. - Adrian, MI

“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...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Marci and Paul Bailey - Vicksburg, MI

“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...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Vicki Humann - Rhinelander , WI

“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...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy and Chris Pellowe - Adrian, MI

“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...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Jill Shaffer - Adrian, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God blesses and watches over you during this difficult time. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Charlie Bar Rhoden - South Bend, IN

“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...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Stacy & Steve Bay - Britton, MI

“I am deeply saddened for all. Terry was a smart astute guy with a great sense of humor! ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Jana Tuckerman DVM - Wakeman, OH

“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...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Lornie - Adrian, MI

“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...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Thomas Sacco - Canonsburg, PA

“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...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Beth Tittl - Toledo, OH - friend

“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...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Tim and Shelley Judkins - Adrian, MI

“Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Gale and Anna Kayner - FL

“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...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Jennifer Rupert - Adrian, MI

“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...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Daniel Stutzman - Blissfield, MI

“Dr. Kelly, our condolences on the loss of your beloved Terry. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Leonard and Darlene Hooker - MI


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.