James Durrett KelleyJune 10, 1929 ~ June 10, 2017 (age 88)
James Durrett Kelley, 88, formerly of Louisville, Ky, passed away June 10th, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He received his undergraduate from the University of Kentucky, his Masters from Iowa State University and his PhD in Horticulture from Michigan State University. He taught and retired from Iowa State and then moved to Minneapolis. He loved plants, gardening, theater, music, food and travel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Brown Wilson and Lellyn Durrett Kelley and brother, B.W. Kelley.
He is survived by his cousins, John Kelley (Debra), Ann Wicker, Rosa Lee Rankin, Ruth Ann Edwards (Charlie) and Dottie Burton (Jim); and partner for over 49 years, Donald Masler.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, 1pm, Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood with burial to follow in Floydsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 12 noon until time of service. condolences:www.stoessfuneralhome.com