William J. Kelly II

William J. "Bill" Kelly II, age 75, of Blue Mound, Kansas, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017, at Northpoint Skilled Nursing Center, Paola, Kansas.

He was born July 26, 1941, in Olathe, Kansas, the son of William "Bud" Kelly I and Hazel Marie (Ward) Kelly. Bill graduated from Olathe High School in 1959.

Bill married Mary K. Stricker Bond, this union was blessed with two daughters. They later divorced. He married Sieglinde P. Walter on November 20, 1978, in Garnett, Kansas.

He worked for Delco Remy in Olathe, Kansas for over 40 years. He moved to Blue Mound in 1973 and enjoyed his time on the farm, especially his cows. Bill was a member of the UAW Local 1021. He loved to hunt and fish.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sieglinde Kelly on December 8, 2009; and one step-daughter, Pamela Thomas.

Bill is survived by his two daughters, Vicky Foley of Nixa, Missouri and Terry Kelly of Olathe, Kansas; step-daughter, Sharon Thomas of St. Louis, Missouri; and step-son, Kenneth Thomas and wife Jamie of Lane, Kansas; two grandchildren, Thatcher and Alyssa; two sisters, Barbara Tornow and Joy Kelly.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, with burial in the Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound. Family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.