Age 86, of Lansing, went to be with his Lord, January 20, 2013. He was born May 23, 1926, in Highland Park, MI, to the late Mark P. and Ora Kelly.

Mark served in the Navy during World War II. He was a dedicated member of South Church. He was active at the Oak Park YMCA and volunteered for 19 years at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. He worked for Federal Drop Forge, Lansing Drop Forge, and General Motors as a tool & die maker/sinker.

He is survived by his children, Carol S. (Dave) Trotter, Cathy L. (Pete) Ramon, Mark E. Kelly, Michael T. Kelly; former wife and mother of their four children, Martha Toman; grandchildren, Troy, Angel, Ruben, Amanda, Mark “Anthony”, Michael Jr., Thomas, Michael, Jennifer; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Thelma Dempsey. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Edward, and sisters Maxine and Pauline.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Church.

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8 Messages to “Mark L. Kelly”

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    Amanda Says:

    My grandpa was the best man in the world. He was gentle and incredibly strong. The Kelly family stands tall and strong, on the framework that Mark built. When we stand on the shoulders of giants, it is Mark who lifts us up.

    -Amanda

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    Tom and Ruth Martin Says:

    He was the best across the street neighbor we ever had.

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    Ken & Karol West Says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

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