HOMER GLEN, Ill. - Harley H. Kelso, 79, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died at 2 p.m. July 9, 2006, at Provena-St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet.
Born May 19, 1927, in Fulton, Miss., to the late Walter Davis and Ader Pearl Tucker Kelso, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II and had been a machinist for Westinghouse Corporation in Chicago.
On June 5, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., he was united in marriage to Blanche Thronebury, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Nancy Kelso of Lemont, Victor and Cathy Kelso of Orland Park, and Philip Kelso of Worth; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Glenn Noordhof of Sikeston, Mo.; one brother, Dave Kelso of Greenback, Tenn.; two sisters, Verble Curtis of Matthews and Vela Payne of Little Rock, Ark.; one stepsister, Mariam Moore of Fulton, Miss.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one stepbrother.
Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs of Murray Lane Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.