Rifle Center - Bethany Village
Saturday June 16th, 2018
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Willard (Bill) G.Kelly, 86, of Mechanicsburg went Home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday May 16, 2018 in the UPMC Pinnacle-Harrisburg. He was born July 3, 1931 in Saxton, PA to the late Bruce M. and Ethel May Thomas Kelly.He graduated from Saxton-Liberty High School Class of 1951 and was a graduate of Williamsport Technical Institute Class of 1958 as an Aviation Mechanic. He retired from US Air. Willard was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, and enjoyed troubleshooting and fixing things. He volunteered at the Bethany Village Garden and Wine clubs and served in the U.S. Armyduring the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife Helen J. (Heim/Moore) Kelly and daughter Karen ( Bud) Jones of Carlisle, and son J. Ross (Elaine) Moore of Lewistown and serving in West Africa. Grandchildren Christopher (Kelly) Jones, Rebecca (Daniel) Young, Timothy (Ashley) Jones, Natalie (Keith) Steffen and Hannah (Elmer) Yoder and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings; Mona Hopkins, Curtis Kelly, Myron Kelly, Dolores Wyles, Patricia Fluke, and Judith Grosse.
A memorial service will be held in the Rife Center at Bethany Village on Saturday June 16, 2018 at 11:00AM with Rev. Brand Eaton officiating. Inurnment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Saxton, PA Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Village Care Assurance Fund, 328 Wesley Dr. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort and hope that god will remove death tears and pain . Revelation 21:3&4 jw.og
Melissa Jun 17 2018 12:00 AM
Curvin, Josie Snyder and family extend our heartfelt condolence to the family and friends of a great loved one. He has been placed in the arms of the one who IS love, his/our God. May the peace of Jesus fill your soul until the day of reunion.
Curvin and Josie Snyder Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM
Bill has been a regular at my Tuesday morning Chair Zumba Gold classes at Bethany Village for about two years. My Mom and I always cheered when Bill would come walking or scootering or wheelchair-ing into the room to join us. He loved to move his feet and arms to the music and was aleays the one shouting out "Fireball!" we we would do Pitbull's Fireball and "Ay yay yay!" when we did the song "Chili Cha-Cha". I know he missed his wife terribly when she was in the hospital and Messiah Rehab - I know how much he loved her. We will miss him at our Tuesday morning Chair Zumba classes but I am so thankful for the fun and joy I was able to bring to his past two years and for the joy he addd to my life and to the life of the other participants. I will not yell out "Fireball!" with my hand in the air without thinking of dear Bill. My thoughts are with his wife and his family over the loss of this lovely gentleman.
Linda Woodin, Zumba Instructor, Bethany Village May 22 2018 12:00 AM