Eugene Theodore Kelly

Eugene Theodore Kelly, 71, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away May 11th, 2023 in the home from Stage 4 unspecified cancer. Family and friends will be notified at a later time the location and time of the Celebration of Life/Memorial service.

Mr. Kelly was born, raised, and lived in Kansas City, Kansas. Eugene was in the Army, from 1970 to 1972, and was stationed in Germany. He appreciated all the experiences he had while he was in the Army, and hoped to revisit Germany at some point during retirement.

Eugene worked for many years at the Art Meat Company. He was lovingly known as the “Meat Man.” Ted loved hunting, water skiing, going down to Tablerock Lake on the weekends with his family, and visiting his nieces and nephews in Colorado. He enjoyed watching KU Basketball, the Chiefs, Swamp People, and professional wrestling (WWE).

Eugene (Ted) was preceded in death by his parents Eugene & Mrytle Kelly, his sisters Rosanna Sims, Jeannie Tarwater, and Charlotte Golding, his niece Theresa Settle, and his brother and sister-in-law Louis Tarwater, and Marie Stendebach.

Eugene is leaving behind his wife of 47 years, Margaret Kelly, a son John Kelly, a beloved dtr-in-law Karen Kelly, and a treasured grandson Jude Kelly. Furthermore, he is leaving many extended family members, nieces and nephews, close friends, that he deeply respected and cherished.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the American Cancer Society, or KC Hospice.


  1. Jo orr on May 13, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I am sorry to see you go you a great brother in law I will miss you

  2. Rick Barnhill on May 16, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Ted was a very very very good friend we grew up together and served in the Army together we had a lot of good laughs and good memories. Ted is gone but he will never be forgotten.

  3. Helen Jo Butts Ryan on May 16, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    Ted ,God speed ol’ friend. You were a good friend who I could count on to tell it like it was even when we might not like it. No matter how long it had been since our last visit it always felt like it was just yesterday when we started talking. God Speed on this journey ! See you when I get there.

  4. Ray Schiller on May 21, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Teddy was a good friend. He will be missed for his wisdom and laughter. Rest in peace, my friend!!!

  5. Mike Thompson on July 28, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    What a loss to allo. Ted was a good friend and a laugh to be around. I saw him last year when I was in crime city to pick up a motorcycle. He was the same old Ted that I knew for 43 years. My heart goes out to you Peggy. I just completed double lung cancer surgery in March. I was lucky to catch it early. 970-318-0393

Leave a Condolence