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Former Illinois State Rep. Richard F. Kelly, Jr.: May he rest in peace


Richard Francis “Dick” Kelly, Jr., age 78 of Oak Forest, IL passed away July 11, 2015 at home. Beloved husband of the late Ethel Kelly. Loving brother of Reginald Kelly and Sharon Owen; the late Glenda McGrath, Ronald Kelly and Rex Kelly. Cherished uncle of many. Dick was born in Chicago to Richard and Ruth Kelly on October 12, 1936. He attended Tilden Tech High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Governors State University. Dick also attended DePaul University and the American Institute of Banking. He worked at the MidAmerica National Bank in Chicago; was an Illinois State Representative for 5 terms and an Illinois State Senator for 3 terms.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Richard’s name to Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660. For information: 708-687-2990

Visitation: Wednesday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home, 15618 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest Funeral: Thursday, July 16th, 9:15 a.m. from McKenzie Funeral Home, 15618 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest to St. Damian Church, 5250 155th St, Oak Forest, IL , Mass 10 a.m. Interment: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Gilman, IL.

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