Kelsey, Alfred Alexander, Rev.

Name: Kelsey, Alfred Alexander, Rev.
Burial Date: 2005, 10/03
Age at Death: 93
Plot Location: 960 C Cremains
Notes: husband of Margaret Elizabeth(Edgar); 2nd husband of Miriam(Young)Pack

US Army Air Force Chaplain died 9/17/2005
War: WW2

Rev Alfred Alexander Kelsey

Rev. Alfred A. Kelsey died Sept. 17, 2005. He was born Aug. 12, 1912, in East Liverpool, OH, the fourth child of Hugh A and Luella(Espy)Kelsey.  He lived in Cambridge and New Concord, OH and Sterling, KS where he graduated from Sterling College. After graduating from Pittsburgh Xenia Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA, he was married to Margaret Edgar in Sterling, KS in 1937. To them were born one daughter and two sons. He served Presbyterian pastorates in Tildon, IL and Bloomington, IN before entering the Army as a chaplain during World War II. He served in California, the South Pacific and Hawaii. Following the war, he pastored the Presbyterian Church, College Springs, IA. Being recalled to the Air Force during the Korean Conflict, he served in Topeka, KS and Tampa, FL. Following active service, having attained the rank of Colonel, he was pastor of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, Tampa, FL, organizing pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, IA, pastor of Westminster in Sioux City, IA and West Plains in West Plains, MO.  Following retirement, he served numerous interim pastorates in Missouri and Kansas before moving with Margaret to the Presbyterian Manor in Sterling, KS. Margaret preceded him in death in 1998. Alfred moved to the Presbyterian Manor in Wichita where he met and married Miriam(Young)Pack in 2004. He is survived by daughter, Mary Lue Sjostrom, Redmond, WA, son, Don Kelsey(Penny), Columbus, IN and Phil Kelsey (Barb), Wichita. He has eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Miriam’s sons are Garret Pack, Laguna Beach, CA and Dave Pack, Lenexa, KS. Burial will be in the Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Kansas following the funeral services in the Chapel at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Wichita, KS.

Rev Alfred Alexander Kelsey

Rev Alfred Alexander Kelsey

On May 1, 1960, the present church building, 715 38th Street S.E., was completed and dedicated. The Rev. Alfred A. Kelsey served as pastor until Feb­ruary, 1968. He and his wife, Margaret, and their child­ren, Donald R., Mary L., and Philip A., lived in the manse until he was called to another congregation.

Birth: Aug. 12, 1912
East Liverpool
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 2005
Sterling
Rice County
Kansas, USA

Age 93, US Army Air Force Chaplain died 9/17/2005
Veteran of: World War IIFamily links:
Spouse:
Margaret Elizabeth Edgar Kelsey (1912 – 1998)
Burial:
Sterling Cemetery
Sterling
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 960 C Crems
Created by: Lawcas
Record added: Mar 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107301849