Vergil Kelley

Vergil "Val" Kelley

April 14, 1930 - August 2, 2019
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Vergil “Val” Kelley, 89 years, of Seaman, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Ohio Veterans Home, in Georgetown, Ohio.
Val was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, on April 14, 1930, the son of the late Vergil M. and Martha (Willis) Kelley. After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, Val worked for AEP, as a customer service representative. Val also was retired from the Seaman Police Department. He was a member of the Winchester United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, Val was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Badgley) Kelley; whom he married in 1948; and by a brother, Steve Kelley.  Val is survived by his two daughters, Kathy Leeann (Tim) Howard, of New Vienna; and Lori (Joe) Purdy, of Sardinia. He also leaves behind a brother, Gene Kelley, of Hillsboro; and a sister-in-law, Bert Kelley, of Leesburg; as well as three sisters, Carolyn Groves, Judy Sydenstricker, and Sandy Edenfield, all of Hillsboro. Val’s loss will be mourned by his seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great, great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Lewis-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Seaman, Ohio. The ceremony will be officiated by Greg Roberts. Burial will follow at the Mt. Leigh Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be provided by the Highland County Honor Guard.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, prior to the funeral services, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Val’s name to Stein Hospice, 100 Liming Farm Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Lewis-Sullivan Funeral Home. Please visit us at to sign our online guestbook.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Lewis-Sullivan Chapel
    18029 State Route 247
    Seaman, Ohio 45679
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:00pm
    Lewis-Sullivan Chapel
    18029 State Route 247
    Seaman, Ohio 45679
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Earl, Mary, Debbie, Laurie Mahaffey

Posted at 12:00am
Sending our condolences to the family. Val was very loved and respected within our family ??

Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/NSDAR

Posted at 12:00am
The Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution extend our sympathy on the loss of your loved one. We are grateful for his service to our great nation.

Bonnie Corboy

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry for your loss, keeping all of you in thoughts and prayers. Am sure you have a lot of good memories!!

Danielle Tucker

Posted at 12:00am
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. It was my honor to take care of Val for so long, I will truely miss him so much.

David Stratton

Posted at 12:00am
I enjoyed working with Val at AEP.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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