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B. Kim Kelley

July 19, 1955 October 21, 2018
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Obituary – Bradford Kim Kelley

Bradford Kim Kelley, age 63, of Davis City, Iowa, the son of Rex Duane and Margaret Louise (Fish) Kelley, was born July 19, 1955, at Bethany, Missouri. He died peacefully at Central Iowa Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, October 21, 2018, after losing a nearly three-year battle with cancer.

Kim grew up and attended school in Hatfield and Eagleville, Missouri and Davis City and Leon, Iowa. He graduated from high school in Hawaii in 1974, after joining the United States Navy in October of 1972. He served on the ship, the USS Constellation, serving as a specialist in Armory and Nukes. He was honorably discharged while on the USS Ranger in October of 1975. Later he joined the Army National Guard.

In November of 1976, he married Kathryn “Kathy” Louise Albaugh. During their years together they raised their four children, Mike, Amanda, Jessica, and Meagan. Kim worked for his father-in-law and uncle-in-law in their gas station, an asphalt company in Des Moines, Iowa, Survivor Windows, Art Wells’ road construction business, owned and operated his own business, Kelley’s Tire and Lube, and drove truck for Premium Standard Farms, Dave and Jake Stone, and finally Smith Feeder. About five years ago, after the kids were all grown, Kim started a cow-calf operation on his farm.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Sherman and Bonnie Avis Fish and Ira and Leola Kelley. Survivors include his children, Mike and Amanda Kelley of Davis City, Iowa, Amanda and Dustin Cozad of Norwalk, Iowa, Jessica Hutchison and friend, Kenny Starnes, of Lamoni, Iowa, and Meagan and Jimmy Snethen of Davis City; 10 grandchildren, Gage Kelley, Adriene Kelley, Caden Cozad, Kylie Cozad, Karter Cozad, Michael Starnes, Janessa Hutchison, Jocelyn Hutchison, Octavia Snethen, and Connor Snethen; parents, Rex and Louise Kelley of Davis City; sisters, Rhonda Reed and friend, Dan “Toad” Audelhelm of Van Wert, Iowa, Brenda and Rick Toney of Davis City, and Tina and Ken Burk of Winterset, Iowa; nieces and nephews; his girlfriend, Vickie Dolter of Dubuque, Iowa; life long friends, Dana Frost of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Gary Bethards of Grand River, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018, with Pastor Rob Jones officiating. Burial will be on his farm at rural Davis City, Iowa. Visitation is Wednesday at Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home beginning at noon with Family receiving friends 6-8 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established by the Family.

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12:00 PM 10/24/2018 12:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/24/2018 9:00:00 PM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Family will receive friends 6-8 pm

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States





10:00 AM 10/25/2018 10:00:00 AM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Kelley Farm Final Resting Place

29670 Kilgore Creek Road
Davis City, IA 50065

29670 Kilgore Creek Road Davis City 50065 IA
United States

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