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Graveside Ceremony: 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Clay City Cemetery
Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.
Nolan J. Kepley, age 85, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 28, 2020, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
He was born September 7, 1935, in Jasper County, Illinois, the son of Elijah and Orie (Bryant) Kepley. He married Ginger Humphrey in 1968, and she preceded him in death on May 3, 2008, after sharing 40 years of marriage.
Nolan was a farmer and had been employed by Ingersoll Rand for many years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed gardening and fishing, and he and Ginger often traveled and spent their winters in Arizona. Nolan was a lifetime member of the Flora VFW and the Louisville American Legion and had been a past member of the Flora Eagles and Flora Elks.
He is survived by his children: Dale (Ed) Smith, Mike (Susan) Graves, Mark (Louella) Graves, Smokey (Martha) Graves, Melvin Minton, Troy J. (Chris) Kepley, and Tanya (Jim) Ginder; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother and 2 sisters: Lowell (Shirley) Kepley, Mabel (Rondle) Cowger, and Mayme Burk.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Ginger Kepley; 4 sisters: Leta Fern Kepley, Mary Leone Kepley, Grace Mullins, and Noma (Paul) Mullins; 2 grandsons: Milo Graves and William Grant Massey; 2 nephews: Steven Cowger and Vaughn Mullins, and a niece: Stacy Burk.
A graveside ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Clay City Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors. Keith Kepley will officiate. Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to Flora VFW Auxiliary and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
So sorry to hear this, Nolan was a wonderful man. We use to be friends with Nolan and Ginger and spent many a wonderful time with them. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
So sorry to hear about your loss, God be with you in this difficult time!
Nolan and i were friends for 60 years that smile will be sadley missed by many. We worked and played together. I will think of him always.
We are very sorry to hear about your loss of your dad. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.🙏🏼
I will miss Nolan I have knowing him for many years ever since we were kids in the ingraham area he was a good guy and from a good family
Smokey I am SO sorry !!!
So sorry to hear of Nolan’s passing. He worked for us @ Ingrersoll-Rand for over 25 years. He was a great service man respected by all. He will be missed. Charlie & Joan Barker Powell, TN