Tom Kelley

Tom Kelley passed away March 31, 2021 at Aldersgate Village surrounded by his family.  He was born on November 2, 1944 to Donald and Evelyne Kelley in Topeka, Kansas.  Tom graduated from Washburn University in 1966 and Magna Cum Laude from Washburn Law School in 1969.  He practiced law in Western Kansas and Topeka.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Amy, his children Jodie Soldan and husband Alan, Rob Kelley, Jill Kelley and husband, Mike Wilson; granddaughter Abby Phillips and husband Zack; brother, Michael Kelley and daughter Dana, sister Patsy Capuano and family and his beloved furry companion, JJ.  A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Helping Hands Humane Society or Phoenix Home Care & Hospice in his name.

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  1. There are so many things I adored about Tom….his devotion to his family, his great love of dogs, K.U. Basketball, etc….and his wonderful sense of humor!

    Any time we’d meet he’d readily flash a smile, and his eyes would gleam with “John’s getting ready to feed me a line of BS”…and he was always right! Just the fact that he knew, made him all the more endearing.
    I didn’t see him at all in the last few years, COVID, etc., but I’m hopeful someday in God’s timing, somewhere in the cosmos, Tom’s soul is waiting for another meeting…and that makes ME smile! 🙂
    Prayers for the family…Tom was a good good man…living in a time, when really good men are desperately need. Warm blessings to you all.

  2. Amy, Jodie, Rob, Jill, Abby, and families – Kit and I are deeply saddened by Tom’s passing and extend our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time. Please know that you are often in our thoughts and in our prayers daily.

  3. Amy, I am so sorry of hear of Tom’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Tom. My prayers are with you and the family.

  4. Dearest Amy and Family,
    Bernie and I are so sorry to hear the passing of wonderful Tom.
    Our thoughts and prayers to each daily.
    Cherish your friendship,
    Bernie and Barb Dunn

  5. Amy

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s death.
    My sympathy to you and your family. I always enjoyed Tom’s company

  6. I offer my sympathies to you, Amy and your family as I remember Tom from high school days and his sister, Patsy with whom I still maintain contact and friendship. I will continue to keep you and yours in prayer and ask for extra measures of grace for coping with your loss. I thank God for Tom’s life and the legacy he leaves behind; He will be remembered well.

  7. Remembering my friend and classmate with great memories of growing up in La Crosse, Kansas.
    Tom was just a hoot and always ready to make us laugh.
    So sorry to learn of his passing.
    My condolences to his family.
    Joy Schwab Carlson

  8. Dear Amy and Abby,

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and grandpa. Please know I am keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to all.
    Carolyn Francis

  9. Amy I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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