Nicholas Kelley

Born: Mon., Feb. 2, 1931
Died: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Nicholas Kelley

    Nicholas Kelley, 86, of Kingston, passed away on January 18, 2018 at Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born on February 2, 1931, in Kingston, the son of the late Clifford and Olive (Betz) Kelley. On December 17, 1982, he was united in marriage with his loving wife, Kay (Geirhart) Kelley, who survives.

    Nick is also survived by his children, Tim (Paula) Kelley, of Sugar Grove, and Nicholette (Dan) Ratcliffe, of Chillicothe; step-children, Terry (Jody) Geirhart, of Jackson, and Cindy (John) Stevens, of El Paso, TX; grandson, Shane Wilbur, of Chillicothe; sister-in-law, Mary Kelley; one great-granddaughter; and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Angela Geirhart and siblings, Francis, Tom, and Carson Kelley, Catherine Arnold, Irene Smith, and Margurite Timmons.  

    Nick was the retired co-owner of the Kingston Farmers Exchange. He was also the co-owner of the former Red and White Grocery Store with Orville (Hoke) Targee for several years. He drove a school bus for Zane Trace School District for almost five years and worked for Kingston National Bank for over 17 years. Nick was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Kingston, and attended Crossroads Church, Circleville. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Dr. John Boyle and Dr. Frank Consentio for their special care of Nick over the years.

    Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Barry Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 3 – 6 p.m. at Hill’s.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Green Township Fire Department (P.O. Box 700, Kingston, OH 45644). Condolences can be made on Nick’s online guest registry at

Charitable donations may be made in Nicholas's memory to the following organization:

Green Township Fire Department
P.O. Box 700, Kingston, OH 45644
Tel: (740) 642 - 3676

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mary moats
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018
Nick was a great brother-in-law to us and an all around great guy we will all miss him dearly R.I.P. Nick love you

Walter L Brown
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018
Sorry for your loss!

Julie Goebel
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018
Dear Kay and Family,
I am very sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jane Kellough Hayes
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
Nicolette & Dan: I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers & Hugs my schoolmates.

Don Graves
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
Kay and Family,

Our deepest sympathy and condolences are with you and your Family for the loss of Nick. Keep his memory alive by recalling all the pleasant and happy times that you spent together. May God bless you at this time of great loss of a loved family member. God Bless you!

Don Graves and Family

Kevin Prickett
   Posted Mon January 22, 2018
On behalf of the Village of Kingston, I wish to express our condolences and heartfelt prayers in your time of sorrow. Nic was a very fine man who was an asset to our village. He will be sadly missed but will always be fondly remembered.

Bob Meadows
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Mom sending me uptown to pick up a few items from the Red and White. While I was there I would browse through the comic books for sale. Nick was always friendly and had a smile for everyone. God be with you in this time of grief.

Kelsey Lee
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
To the family of Nicholas Kelley,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,

John Stevens
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Dear Kaye;
Am so sorry for your loss. Nick was a great person. I had the privilege to know Nick through Cindy. I miss him so much, he was truly a man you can't forget. I will carry him in my heart forever. John4

ruth and ray platt
   Posted Wed January 31, 2018
Kay, sorry to hear of Nick passing. We would want to have been there to offer our deepest sympathy. He was a special guy and one of the most kind.
May God bless you and comfort you in this most difficult times. We plan to be in touch with you soon. Remember we are just down the street!!!

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