Mark L. Kelly

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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Carol Trotter
January 22, 2013 at 9:01 am

My Dad was a wonderful man, kind, thoughtful and respectful. He loved his Lord, he loved his Family, he loved his Country, he loved his Church. He is now enveloped in the unfailing Love of his Heavenly Father. I love you, Dad.

Charles Welsh
January 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I’ve known Mark through our employment for many years and our association with the “Grumpy old Men”. Mark was a true friend. He was loyal, supportive, and faithful. I will miss him very much.

Brian & Lynette Robinson
January 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Loretta Gilbert
January 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

The Kelly family and I go way back….I loved seeing them every sunday at MRBC ….Mark was a faithful servant of his LORD… He will always be remembered and Loved. Our hearts go out to his children, Carol, Cathy, Mark, Mike all of the family. So many good memories over the years.

Bill and Loretta Gilbert
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Andrew and Wezi Mkwaila
January 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm

What a wonderful testimony he had! We pray comfort and grace for the whole family.

Ken & Karol West
January 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Tom and Ruth Martin
January 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm

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

March 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

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.



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