Lawrence Kelley, 74, of Weirton died Tuesday December 9, 2008, after a battle with cancer, at the Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH. Lawrence was born in Steubenville, OH on November 3, 1934 to Harry Morris and Ellen Mae Kelley Koper. His step father was Carl Koper. In addition to his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Little. Lawrence was a self employed Painter. He painted many years in the Tri State Area and also in the Maryland Area with his son Pat. He served in the 101 Airborne Division of the United States Army during the Korean War, and was a Christian. He is survived by his two sons, Larry Kelley of New Manchester, WV and Patrick Kelley of Weirton, WV; his daughter, Barbara Sadler with whom he recently resided ; his brother, Tom and Judy Koper;of Weirton his sister, Kathryn Schweitzer of Indiana; his five grandchildren, Shaun Kelley, Blaine Matthew Sadler, Brianna Sadler, Brendon Sadler, and Erin Kelley; his great grandson, Aiden Kelley. Visitation will be 11 AM until time of memorial services at 12 noon Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton. Jim Smith Evangelist will preside. THe military Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 10 and the Weirton Honor Guard will play taps and have the 21 Gun Salute immediately following the service at the funeral home. At Mr. Kelly's request his body was cremated

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  1. Barb and Family, We are very sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Barb & family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray that you will find comfort and strength in knowing others are thinking about you. Ray, Debbie, Jamie & Justin Pernell

  3. Barb & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are praying for you during this difficult time.

  4. Larry, Barb, Pat and families You have our deepest sympathy. Another old Terrace Heights neighbor has moved on to a better place. May the good memories of your dad bring you comfort at this time of great loss. We will miss our friend Chuck too. He always had a way of telling stories to make you laugh. You’ll be in our prayers. Love, Melanie and Gerry

  5. Barb,Larry,and Patrick I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Father,I think of terrace height I can’t help but smile the time Barb told me never eat yellow snow, or the time patrick fall out of a tree ,or just Larry and nene hanging were has the time gone?I will keep you all in my prayers. Rest well Mr Kelly

  6. Barb and Family So sorry to hear about your dad / grandfather and that we are unable to attend the service today. We will keep you in our prayers. David, Ruth, Jared and Ryan Mendenhall

  7. Your Not Alone. When our Loved Ones must go And leave us behind We must turn to each other for comfort and Together combind For with the help of a friend In our time of pain we can see the bright rainbow that shines threw the rain So if it seems like your load is to heavy to bear Look over your shoulder Someone will “Always” BE There! By:Theresa Wright We Love you all and We are here for you. Sorry For Your Loss.Love from the Heart. The Wright’s..N.Y&WV

  8. Barb, Larry and Patrick. Your father was a great man. He was always kind to us and took us places. He knew we didn’t have a car, but never denied us a chance to go when he went. I will always remeber the first drive in. Good bad and the ugly. His smile and the way he carried himself. He will always have my respect and memories he has provided. GOD BLESS you and your family. Love ya all. Even when we pass on memories will always be there ROBBIE

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