Kelly Jennings Sloane, 78, Wabash, died at 10:05 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at his home. He was born March 29, 1935 in Knott County, Ky. to John and Havana (Hall) Sloane.
Kelly married Patricia Brown in Kentucky on Nov. 25, 1953. He was a tool and die maker at Fisher Body in Marion for 39 years, retiring in March 1993. He was a member of the Moose, Elks, and Eagles Lodges, all of Wabash, the Marion Sympathy Club, the C.P.C. Club, and the U.A.W. Local 977. Kelly was affiliated with the Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Sloane, Wabash; son, Steven (Mary) Sloane, Akron, four grandchildren, Casey (Tracy) Sloane, Louisville, Ky,. Kelli Sloane, Kenosha, Wisc., Keri (Dave) Pulley, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Mike (Jessica) Coe, Dry Ridge, Ky.; four great-grandchildren; brother, Grover (Norm) Sloane, Lexington, Ky., and sister, Clara (Charles) Sloane, Hindman, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Gary J. Sloane, who died May 19, 2009, and brother, Lark Sloane.
There will be no services. Arrangements were made by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.
The memorial guest book for Kelly may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.