Allen Mendel Kelly of Scotts, MI passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021, in Kalamazoo, MI at the age of 85. He was born on September 27, 1935, in Vicksburg, MI the son of David and Erma (Cusick) Kelly.
He grew up in Vicksburg and graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1954. During his high school years he loved to play: football, basketball, tennis, and track. On June 16, 1956 he married the love of his life and middle school sweetheart: Patrecia Smith at the Evangelical Free Church in Vicksburg, MI together they raised 3 children. Allen was a lab technician at Hercules Incorporated for forty-four years. Together Al and Pat owned and ran Shamrock Stables where they boarded, raised and trained horses. Following his retirement he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and trail riding. Allen was active in the Portage Free Methodist Church (now Renovation Church) for many years. He was very loyal to his family, a dedicated father and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in his passing by his parents.
Left to cherish his loving memory is his wife of 65 years: Patrecia Kelly; children: Scott (Sheril) Kelly, Todd (Jennie) Kelly, and Kathy (Brad) Belcher; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings: Edie (Dean) Boone and Carol (Merritt) Edner; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation for Allen will take place on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Renovation Church, 1715 W. Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024. A memorial service will take place following the visitation at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions made in Allen’s memory may be directed to Hospice of Southwest Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the church during the memorial service.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no luncheon will be served, and there will be a private interment at a later date for the family.
While visiting Allen’s tribute page please take a moment to share a memory. The Kelly family is being assisted by McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Rupert-Durham Chapel, 409 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097. 269-649-1697.