Elmer Earl “Jack” Kelsey

April 5, 2013

Elmer Earl “Jack” Kelsey 74, of West Point, IN, died at 6:14 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born October 25, 1938 in Crawfordsville, IN to Elmer Earl Jr. & Helen L. Hilt Kelsey. He married Sue C. (Campbell) McCreery on June 19, 1982 and she survives. Mr. Kelsey was born and raised in Montgomery County. He attended New Ross High School. Mr. Kelsey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for R.R. Donelley & Sons, Plasteen and Peerless Wire. After retirement, he worked as a self-employed concrete contractor. He was a former member of the Eagles Lodge in Lafayette. He enjoyed camping, fishing, animals and the outdoors. He especially loved to laugh.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Lafayette, IN. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until time of service at the Lafayette Chapel. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery.

Survived by:

Mother: Helen Hilt of Lafayette, Wife: Sue Kelsey of West Point, 4 Daughters: Janie & Patty of Crawfordsville, IN, Michelle (Bernie) Jacot of Lafayette, Jackie Sue (Kelsey) Kelly of Gilbert, AZ, 1 Son: Michael Kelsey of Indianapolis, IN, 3 Step Daughters: Kimi (Dennis) Shirar of Frankfort, IN, Susan Ryan of Lafayette, IN, Cyndi (Joel) Kubicek of Racine, WI, 1 Step Son: Daniel (Suzie) McCreery of Lafayette, IN, 2 Sisters: Carolyn Sue (Bill) Ping of Lafayette, Linda Louise (Jay) Coppock of Mulberry, 4 Step Sisters: Lana (Bud) Brunell, Anita (Joe) Bosworth, Patricia Richards, Diana (Ernie) Reed all of Lafayette, IN, 1 Brother: Dennis (Judy) Kelsey of Lafollette, TN, 1 Step Brother: Donald Hilt of Florida, 14 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grand Children also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father and a step brother-Gene Hilt.


2 Condolences for “Elmer Earl “Jack” Kelsey”

  1. Susan Ryan April 8, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Everyone is put here on Earth for a purpose, only God knows that of each. The husband of my mother, a father, a son. Jack was a great teacher of strength, courage, patience, and most of all, understanding. Understanding, that all of our souls know and love each other. In that, we find forgiveness. He is truly missed.

  2. Ann Miner April 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Mrs Kelsey and Family
    The accident happened right in front of our house, I just wanted to let you know Jack was never alone, my son was a volunteer firefighter, he was the first one out there. He was with your husband until the emergency personal arrived. It might also interest you to know many people stopped and tried to help. I think he would have been proud of his fellow men, I know I was. With all the bad things going on these days its nice to know there are caring people left in this world. You have our deepest sympathy.
    The Miner Family

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