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,