Scott E Kelly, 69, of Sparland Illinois, died on December 6, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Peoria Illinois on April 9, 1953 to the late William Bill and Marjorie (McCartney) Kelly, he married Paulette Harmon on June 29, 1985 in LaPrairie.
Scott spent over 40 years farming the Hunt Farms with the Hunt family. His love of farming spilled over into camping and his love of the Marshall Putnam County Fair. From showing cattle as a youth to joining the fair board as a Director and eventually becoming the superintendent of the Pro Tractor Pulling League, he spent a lifetime attending the fair.
Scott is survived by his wife Paulette at home; daughters Mindy (Tim ) Courtway of South Carolina, Brittany (Daniel) Martin of Lacon, Whitney (Jake) Smith of Lacon; grandchildren Brandon Courtway, Blake (Krista) Courtway, Silas Martin, Molly Smith, Maci Smith, Kash Smith, Kane Smith; great grandsons Wyatt & Harper Courtway; brother Rick (Deb) Kelly of Wyoming, and many nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 9 from 4 to 6 PM at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with funeral services on Saturday December 10 at 10 AM also at Lenz. Cremation rights will be accorded and a private family burial will be at a later date in the LaPrairie Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Marshall Putnam County Fair Association and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com