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Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Arch M. “Archie” Kelley, 82, of Hannibal, died at 6:24 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Levering Regional Healthcare Center in Hannibal.
Funeral Services were held at noon Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Minnie Smith officiated. Burial with full military honors by American Legion Post No. 55 took place at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Kelley was born October 29, 1931, in Frankford, Mo. to Arch Kelley and Bessie Carter Kelley Miller.
He was married to Arlene Hobbs on July 21, 1979 in Bowling Green, Mo. She preceded him in death June 16, 2001.
Survivors include special friend, Rhoda Kerr, Vandalia, Mo.; brother James Kelley, Hannibal, Mo.; brother Wilbert Kelley (Debbie), Hannibal, Mo.; grandson Emeri; granddaughter Diamonique. Also surviving are a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rhonda Ranae Kerr; and a brother, Merle Kelley.
Mr. Kelley retired from the Continental Cement Company. He was a 1950 graduate of Douglas School in Hannibal, Mo. Arch served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He attended the Willow Street Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at