Edward M. Kelley of Union, Missouri was born July 21, 1934 in St. James, Missouri to John and Daisy (Cockrell) Kelley and passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the age of 85 years.
He was raised in St. James, Missouri. Ed served his country in the United States Army in France. He was employed at West Asphalt Company for over 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with horses and his dogs over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Daisy Kelley; five brothers, George, Ivan, Mace, Martin and Melvin; four sisters, Ada, Martha, Rose and Sadie; one sibling in infancy, Baby Kelley; and dear friend, Steve Martin.
He is survived by his dog, Shila Kelley; great nephew and caregiver, Bruce Scott and wife Terrie of Union, Missouri; one brother, Charlie Kelley and wife Shirley of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Daisy Geiger of Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Per Ed’s request he was cremated.
Private services and inurnment will be held at a later date at the Flat Grove Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Midlawn Funeral Home in Union, Missouri.
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