Earl W Kelly was born May 18, 1918 on the farm in the Clinton Township, Wayne County, Iowa, to William and Mattie Kelly, and passed away October 6th 2010 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Earl grew up on the farm, attending the local one room schools sometimes the teacher was his own mother. Upon graduation he taught school in the little school which he had attended. After attending Iowa State University for a year, Earl came home for summer break and went to an outdoor revival with his mother. After hearing of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, which his mother had received, he also became spiritually hungry and hitchhiked to Storm Lake Camp Meeting and during the meetings received the infilling of the Holy Spirit. He then went to Bible School in Enid, Oklahoma where he met Ramona an Indian girl from Miami, Oklahoma. After graduation, he transferred to CBI in Springfield, Mo. And was drafted into the War and served 4 years in Australia. When Earl returned to the States he and Ramona were married and he finished his degree at CBI. After Graduation they served as pastors in Trenton, Missouri 48-52, Enid, Oklahoma 55-71, Durant Oklahoma 71-76 and Mercer, Missouri 79-85. Since Ramona's passing while they were pastors in Mercer, Earl served as pastor of the Chariton Assembly of God for over 10 years. Earl and Ramona had three sons, David, Bill and Mark. Earl is survived by his children: Mark Kelly of Nashville, Tennessee, Bill Kelly of Vinton Iowa, and David and Brenda Kelly of Corpus Christi, Texas. Six grandchildren, Jonathan and Chelsea, Brittney, Vanessa and Brandon, Aaron, Brent and Dorothy, and Kimberly. Twelve Great-Grandchildren, and three Great-Great-Grandchildren. Nieces and Nephews, and many friends.
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