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Joe E. Kelso, Sr., 80

September 17, 2009

JAN. 10, 1929-SEPT. 15, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Joe E. Kelso Sr., 80, of 1840 Edgar Ave., Chambersburg, Pa., died at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1929, in Newburg, he was a son of the late Carl W. Sr. and Edith Mary Rine Kelso.

Joe retired in 1987 from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, Md. He and his wife attended Chambersburg Mennonite Church and the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren. He was active at the Senior Center, and was a member of the Chambersburg Club and the Chambersburg Woodcarvers Club.

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He is survived by his wife, Vonda Darlene Yeager Kelso; three children, Patricia Siegrist of Havertown, Pa., Jacalyn E. Kelso of Greencastle, Pa., and Joe E. Kelso Jr. of Hagerstown; three stepchildren, Sean Scott of Chambersburg, Kathleen Sites of Fairfield, Pa., and Chris Scott of McDowell, Va.; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Martha Lininger of Chambersburg and Marguerite "Maggie" Corbett of Hagerstown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Brandt Kelso; three brothers, Carl W. "Nuddie" Kelso Jr., Ned Kelso and David Kelso; as well as a sister, Mary Kelso.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in the Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Harold E. Yeager and the Rev. Jerry A. Roth will officiate. Interment will be private.

Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

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