William “Neale” Kelley, 87 of Lincoln, NE passed away on May 10, 2019. Born October 6, 1931 in Burlington, IA to W. Dale and Ruth Kelley. Neale attended Danville Public School, Burlington High School and Burlington Junior College. Received BSC Degree from the University of Iowa. Served from 1953 to 1955 in the Section of Division-Level Personnel - Classification and Assignment, U.S. Army; Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and attained the rank of corporal. Neale married Patricia I. Vriezelaar on August 31, 1957. Neale examined banks with the FDIC for 7 years and was an executive officer in several banks in Iowa and Nebraska. He retired as senior vice president at First National Bank, Fairbury, NE in January 1997.
Survivors include wife Patricia “Pat” Kelley of Lincoln, NE, sons William D. Kelley (Karen), Michael B. Kelley and daughter Carol B. (Jerel) Welker, grandchildren William “Dale”, Brittney J., Whitney I. Kelley, Nathaniel L, Madison N. Welker, Jordan E. (Brian) Plank, Esther M. (Alex) Carlson, Davis M. Kelley, great grandchildren Eleanor P. Plank and Turner B. Carlson, sister Marilyn (Robert) Regan. Preceded in death by: parents William “Dale” and Ruth Kelley, brother Boyd D. Kelley.
Visitation will be Friday, May 17, 2019 9a.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home with the family present 6-8 pm. Celebration of Neale's Life will be Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at Southgate United Methodist Church, 3500 Pioneers Blvd. followed by a burial at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to the Beatrice Homestead Harmonizers and Southgate United Methodist Church Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Online Condolences can be left at www.bmlfh.com