Raymond Kelley


Raymond Kelley, 83, of Manhattan, KS passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Overland Park, KS. A private graveside service will be held in Manhattan.

Ray graduated from Salina High School. He married Lorna Dale Conley in 1947 in Salina. Ray retired from Quaker Oats in 1988 and enjoyed square and round dancing, camping and traveling to all 50 states. He was a member of the American Legion, Eagles, and the Blue Valley United Methodist Church in Manhattan.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife and is survived by his son, Richard (Barb) Kelley, his daughter Rayna (Joe) Jackson, and 3 grandchildren.


  1. Randy Gruber on August 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Rayna and family, I am so sorry for the passing of your father. I saw it in the Salina Journal. I remember your folks well as we danced with them at K-Laires and as they tried to teach me round dance lessons. I will never forget them trying to teach me the “hitch” movement. It just didn’t make sence to me. They were great people and I really enjoyed them. Take care Rayna and God bless you all.
    Sincerely, Randy Gruber class of ’77

  2. Doyle and Dixie Jones on August 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Rayna,Joe and family, I just read about
    your Dads death. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad.
    They were a fun loving couple. It was an honor to have known them. I retired from Quaker on June 4th, and am working a part time job at a apt complex. Take Care and thinking of you all.
    Doyle and Dixie Jones

  3. Jimmie & Mitzie Lewis on August 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Rayna & family-Sorry to hear about
    your Dad’s passing.
    We have wondered what happened to your family every since your Mom died. We came to Manhattan and the church the day and time of her service that was in the Salina Journal that day and said it was today. We finally read the note on the door and left. We could not come the day the service was suppose to be.
    Hugs Jimmie & Mitzie Lewis

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