Oscar Lytle Kelly born May 2, 1903 in Palestine, Texas married Marie Oliver on July 2, 1932 in Spur, Texas Marie was born April 7, 1910 in Pride, Texas near Lamesa. Marie Oliver graduated from Spur High School in 1929.
The Kelleys had four children, two daughters and two sons.
Funeral services for O.L. Kelley, 70, well known Spur businessman and civic leader, were held Sunday afternoon in the Spur Church of Christ. David Lewis, church minister officiated, assisted by Joseph Johnston, Crosbyton minister.
Mr. Kelley's sons-in-law, both ministers, each gave personal observations as part of the memorial service. They are Joe D. Shubert, Houston and David R. Mickey, Tallahassee, Florida.
Mr. Kelley died at his home March 7 at approximately 10:40 p.m. after a brief illness. He was brn and raised in Hill County. He came to Dickens County in 1926 as superintendent of the Croton Consolidated Schools.
A graduate of Abilene Christian College, Mr. Kelley was the principal of the first primary school built in Spur which was named the Kelley Ward School by the PTA. He married the former Marie Oliver of Spur in 1932.
(Rest of obit is light and hard to read-- goes on to tell of the business and community activities.)
Burial was in Spur Cemetery.
©The Texas Spur, March 14, 1974From the records of Lillian Grace Nay, Spur Museum, transcribed by Becky Hodges, August 2004
Services for Marie Oliver Kelley, 88, of Spur, were Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at the Hwy 70 Church of Christ in Spur. David Mickey, a son-in-law officiated. Burial was in the Spur Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kelley died Saturday, September 26 in Abilene. She was born April 7, 1910 in Pride (Dawson County), Texas. She was a resident of Spur from 1915 until moving to Abilene in 1992. She married Oscar Kelley July 2, 1932 in Spur. He preceded her in death March 7, 1974. She was a graduate of Abilene Christian University. She was a retired public school teacher in Spur and McAdoo schools for 32 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ, and was a World Bible Class Teacher for Africa. She was a member of the Spur Art build, and was awarded the Outstanding Spur Ex-Student for 1986-87.
Survivors include two sons, Chris Kelley, Spring; Phil Kelley, Houston; two daughters, Carolyn Mickey, Abilene; Kathleen Schubert, Abilene; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death, Pauline Moyers and Estelle Hindman.
©The Texas Spur Thursday, October 1, 1998Transcribed by Linda Hughes
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