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Rex James Kelly
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1927
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 2008
Holdrege
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA

Son of James P. & Stella M. (Becker) Kelly.
Married to Shirley A. Church on 7-14-1951 at St. Michael's Catholic Church at Central City, NE.
His career in healthcare started in 1955 when he was hired by Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. In 1959 he became Good Samaritan's Assistant Administrator. He served in that capacity until 1967 when he accepted the Administrators position for the new Phelps County Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. He played the key leadership role in the planning and development of the new hospital. Rex was administrator until he retired in 1992. During his healthcare career, Rex served on boards and committees for the Midwest Health Congress, Nebraska Hospital Association, Nebraska Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Central Nebraska Emergency Medical Services, Regional Hospital Advisory Committee of the American Red Cross, Kearney Area Health Services Administration, Central Nebraska Community Health Education, Holdrege Planning Commission, Nebraska State Board of Health, and the American Hospital Association Council for small rural hospitals. He was also recognized for his leadership in health care when he was presented the Award of Professional Excellence by the American College of Health Care Executives, and the Caring Kind "Employee of the Year" award presented by the Nebraska Hospital Association. Rex also served as President of the Nebraska Hospital Association in 1974 and of the Holdrege Rotary Club in 1979.



 
 
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 Parents:
  James Kelly (1897 - 1980)
  Stella Becker Kelly (1903 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Shirley Ann Church Kelly (1931 - 2012)*
 
 Children:
  Dennis Patrick Kelly (1952 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rex James Kelly (1927 - 2008)
  Caroline Mary Kelly Dyer (1938 - 1987)*
  James D. Kelly (1940 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Exeter Cemetery
Exeter
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Don
Record added: Mar 14, 2008
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Rex James Kelly
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Rex James Kelly
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Rex James Kelly
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Rex James Kelly, 80, of Holdrege died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Holdrege Memorial Homes. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege with the Rev. Thomas Lux officiating. Rosary will be at 9 a.m. Monday. Burial will b...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 23, 2012
My father
- Jim Kelly
 Added: Dec. 2, 2010
Granddaughter on my father's side.
- Katherine E. Kelly Stewart
 Added: Jun. 27, 2010
 
 
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