Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1942 RJC

Palmer Kelley PALMER KELLEY, 81, died on Aug. 14, 2006, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. He was born December 2, 1924, at Ranger, TX, the son of James C. and Jessie L. Sutton Kelley. In August of 1944, he married Leola Turner (RHS-1944) at Ranger. She survives. He was born and raised in Ranger, where he was a graduate of Ranger High School and later attended Ranger Junior College. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. In June of 1950, he and his wife moved to Dodge City, where they have resided since. He was an owner and distributor for Steffens Dairy, where he delivered milk to homes in Dodge City. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dodge City. Other survivors include one son, Barry Kelley and wife Joan, Harrisonburg, VA.; two daughters, Susan Clarke and husband, Robert, Glen Haven, CO., and Donna Manis and husband, Rodney, Blackhawk, CO.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Tracy Kelley.