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Stephen M. Kelly
(11-06-1947 - 10-06-2020)

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Stephen M. Kelly, a long-term resident of Elgin, IL, passed away October 6, 2020, at the age of 72.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Patricia (Sterricker) Kelly, his step-children, Bridget (Billy) Johnson Soto and Daniel (Heather) Johnson, his grandchildren Baylei Johnson, Madeline Soto, and Joshua Soto; and his only sibling Kevin Kelly. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Charlotte Kelly.

Stephen was born in Ottawa, IL on November 6, 1947 to Robert and Charlotte Kelly. He completed grade school in Ottawa, then his family moved to Palatine, IL, where he graduated high school. Stephen went on to attend Western Illinois University, where he graduated with degrees in history and geography. After graduating from college, Stephen went on to serve in the United States Air Force, from 1969-1973. After his time in the Air Force, he began working for Illinois Bell Telephone Company in 1974, where he worked for 32 years, finally retiring in 2008. During his time at Illinois Bell, he met the love of his life, Patricia, whom he married on November 8, 1991, her and her two children, Daniel and Bridget brightened Stephen's life. He and Patricia spent the last 29 years of Stephen's life happily married.

No service is planned because of the pandemic. Donations in Stephen's name sent to www2.jdrf.org

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