Edward F. Kelly

March 31, 1920 - August 30, 2003

03/31/1920 - 08/30/2003

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Visitation
Tuesday September 02, 2003
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Cemetery
Wednesday September 03, 2003
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Service
Wednesday September 03, 2003
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
Visitation
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Edward F.Kelly, born March 31, 1920, died at home Saturday evening, August 30, 2003, as a life ling resident of Wheeling.
He is the son of the late Edward J. Kelly and Josephine Kase Kelly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Kelly.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife, Rosemary Gompers Kelly; and four children, Susan M. Harmon and her husband J. David Harmon Sr., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael E. Kelly of Wheeling, Judith K. Fuller and her husband, Mark G. Fuller, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Patrick D. Kelly and his wife, Donna C. Kelly, of Charleston, West Virginia. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, John David Harmon Jr., Eric C. Harmon, Brandon M. Kelly, Kylie A. Fuller, Chandler N. Fuller, Camden S. Fuller, Joseph P. Kelly and John E. Kelly. Also surviving Mr. Kelly are his sister, Mary Agnes Mercer; his brother, Harold P. Kelly; his sister-in-law, Helen D. Kelly, all of Wheeling; and numerous nieces an nephews.
He was a member of the B.P.O.E Lodge No. 28 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Carroll Council No. 504.
Mr. Kelly was a devoted Roman Catholic. He studied at St. Fidelis in Herman, Pennsylvania. In 1947, he became a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and remained as such until his death. Mr. Kelly was a man of courage and conviction, not afraid to express his views, in print, for the improvement of the church.
In 1947, he married his wife, Rosemary Gompers Kelly. He loved his family impressing upon them the importance of working hard, playing hard and praying hard. He gave his guidance regarding religion and business to his family and assisted in helping them to achieve their goals and dreams. When his children needed him, he was there to offer support and his love. He always enjoyed hearing of the activities, adventures and achievements of his grandchildren.
He was the proprietor of Kelly’s Home Furnishings that originated on Washington Avenue in 1950, and later moved to Edgington Lane in 1963, until he retired at the end of 1989. Mr. Kelly and his brother, Harold P. Kelly operated the business with the highest of ethical standards, believing that maintaining a good, moral reputation, and treating their customers fairly, was more important than any monetary reward.
He will be missed by his family, relatives, friends and former customers.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday September 3, 2003 at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. James Sobus as celebrant. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be makde to Catholic Charities, 125 – 18th Street, Wheeling.

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Bee McCormack
8 years ago

Dear Rosemary,

Sister Joanne was kind enough to send me word of Edward’s death. My heart and prayers are with you in your sadness.

What a beautiful obituary for such a fine person. His life is an example to all. May he rest in peace.

We are so fortunate to have the wonderful consolation of our faith. I know that faith and the prayers of your friends will comfort you and see you through your grief.

With love,

Bee

Robert O. Hess
8 years ago

To the family of my long time friend Ed Kelly – I was just in Wheeling in July and had the pleasure of seeing and shaking hands with Ed at that time – It was at Mass at St Michael Church – I know he will be greatly missed by so many people and his great family wife Rosemary and everyone – My condolences to all – Bob Hess, Tamarac, Florida…..