Rev. Kelly was an Elder in the Iowa District for several years before moving to the Dakota District where he served for a number of years as a faithful pastor and evangelist. He pastored at Hot Springs and Sturgis, SD and supplied at Custer, SD and Sundance, WY. He was an evangelistic preacher with a jolly and personable character. He loved to fish for trout as a hobby, and if the trout were biting at all, he could catch them. He retired and for several years was caretaker at our campgrounds in Rapid City. He was always encouraging "the young preachers" and had words of wisdom and love for them.
Mrs. Kelly was a dear little lady (less than 5 feet tall). She was a faithful wife, and very energetic for the Kingdom. After the death of her husband, she resided for several years in a rest home. Everyone loved to call on "Sister Kelly" - she was a great blessing to many people.
Thank you in advance for your response to her for the kindness and generosity shown in providing this financial aid to you.
Mrs. Wendell Weichert
255 Texas St. Apt 301
Rapid City, SD 57701
John W. Kelly II
1802 Jackie Road
Kronen Wetter, WI 54455