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Loyd H. Kelley Obituary

Loyd H. Kelley, age 82, of Liberty Center, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital early Wednesday morning April 19, 2017.  He was born in Toledo on January 26, 1935 to the late Clarence Harold Kelley and Rachel (Sharples) Kelley.  Loyd graduated from Swanton High School in 1953.  He was a Veteran having served with the U.S Army from 1957 – 1959.  On August 26, 1961, Loyd married Thelma “Jeanie” Vollmar and together shared 53 years together until her passing on February 19, 2015.  Along with being a passionate farmer, he worked as a tool and die maker at Doehler Jarvis for over 30 years before their closing and later at Leader Engineering before retiring.  
Loyd was a member of the Wauseon Masonic Lodge #349; where he served for over 60 years and was a past master of Swanton Lodge #555.  Loyd is survived by his sons, Wayne Kelley and Dennis (Cindy) Kelley; daughter, Luann (Dan) Boyd; sister, Betty (Gene) Baker; grandchildren, Amanda Kelley, Nichole (Jack) Kruntz and Loyd T. Kelley; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Jamie) Bates and Christopher (Wendi) Brown; nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents and wife, Thelma “Jeanie”, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Lora Lee (Tom) Urban; daughter-in-law, Loretta Kelley and special cousins, Harold and Marilyn Wittes.  
Friends will be received on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00–7:00 PM at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta; with a Masonic Service beginning at 6:30 PM.  A funeral service honoring Loyd’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday also at the funeral home.   Pastor Jeff Davis will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, OH.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Shiloh Christian Union Church Building Fund, 2100 Co Rd 5, Delta, Ohio 43515, American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr, Chicago, IL 60693 or American Diabetes Association, 300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 111, Southfield, MI 48034 in his name.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

2017 Deputy Grand Master Program Schedule

Tue Jul 18
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Huber Heights 777
7778 Wildcat Rd. Huber Heights OH 45424
Wed Jul 19
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Amelia Lodge 590
290 Judd Rd., Amelia, OH, 45102
Thur July 20
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Scioto Lodge No. 6
57 E. Main St., Chillicothe, OH 45601
Tue July 25
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Paramuthia Lodge No. 25
12 West Carpenter Street Athens, Ohio 45701
Wed July 26
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cambridge Masonic Temple
730 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725
Thur July 27
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Northwest Masonic Temple
2436 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235
Mon Aug 7
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Lima Masonic Temple
2165 North Cole Street Lima, Ohio 45801
Tue Aug 8
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tiffin Lodge No. 77
179 S Washington Street Tiffin Ohio, 44883
Wed Aug 9
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ebenezer Lodge No. 33
140 North Market Street Wooster Ohio, 44691
Thur Aug 10
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Conrad Lodge No. 271
144 South Linden Avenue Alliance Ohio, 44601
Tue Aug 15
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Western Reserve Lodge No. 507
216 Main Street West Farmington Ohio, 44491
Wed Aug 16
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Rubicon Lodge No. 237
8883 Browning Drive Waterville Ohio, 43566
Thur Aug 17
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Quarry Lodge No. 382
366 Eastland Road Berea Ohio, 44017

Sycamore 520 rounds out the inspection season in MM

WB Marty Lawrence and the brothers of Sycamore 520 rounded out the 5th district inspection season with a great MM degree last night. Sycamore had 13 brothers in attendance with 9 past master. With 34 visitors, there were 47 total. The inspection season ends with 21 brothers attending all 10 events. Bryan Lodge brought 8 brothers to the inspection, taking home the traveling trophy once more.

Omega Lodge Conducts Their Inspection in MM

It was a a great Saturday morning for a MM Inspection. Congratulations to WM Luis Rivera and his lodge. This wraps up 9 of 10 inspections. The last inspection Friday April 8 at Sycamore in MM.

Grand Master's One Day Class 2017

Brethren of the 5th Masonic District,

Just a big heartfelt THANK YOU! , to all of you that participated in any way to make the Grand Masters Class of 2017 a success, you all made my job as moderator a breeze.

I cannot express my gratitude to all of you enough. There are to many of you to list individually.

I will give thanks to two individuals that deserve it, the first being our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Douglas N. Kaylor, without who, there would be no Grand Master's Class, the second going to Brother Jeff Odenkirk, who put in a lot of time and effort as chairman of the event, making sure all of the i's were dotted and the t's were crossed.

Again, to all of you, Thank You!

RWB Paul Kelly 

Liberty Center 518 Inspects in FC

A great job on the part of WB Jim Parsons and the brothers of Libert Center 518 on their FC Inspection on March 18. LC had 12 brothers in attendance with 10 past master. With 58 visitors, there were 70 total. This wraps up 8 of 10 inspections with the next inspection Saturday April 1 at Omega 564 in MM.

Napoleon 256 Has a great FC Inspection

Congratulations to WM Eric Holzer and the brothers of Napoleon 256 on their FC Inspection on March 10. Napoleon had 14 brothers in attendance with 12 past master. With 58 visitors, there were 72 total. This wraps up 7 of 10 inspections with the next inspection Saturday March 18 at Liberty Center 518 in FC.

Bryan 215 Presents great FC Inspection

WM Ken Snyder and his crew at Bryan 215 presented a precise FC Inspection Friday night. Bryan had 13 brothers in attendance with 7 past master. With 46 visitors, there were 59 brothers total for a full house. This wraps up 5 of 10 inspections. The next inspection is 7:00 pm Friday March 10 at Napoleon 256 in FC.

Fulton Lodge 248 Delivers an Amazing Inspection in MM

Congratulations to WM Craig Szczublewski and the crew of Fulton 248 on their MM Inspection on February 24. Fulton had 17 brothers in attendance with 8 past master. With 42 visitors, there were 59 total. This wraps up 5 of 10 inspections with the next inspection Friday March 3 at Bryan 215 in FC.

Bryan Lodge #215 Holding Gun Raffle

Bryan Masonic Lodge #215
Gun Raffle
Custom Built AR 15 or $600.00
Built By Tri State Swap Shop & Gun Store - Bryan, Ohio
Benefit the Cecil Rasey Scholarship
Drawing on June 24, 2017 - Day in the Park at Bryan Recreation park
$10.00 per ticket
Secretary: Kenneth L. Crouch


District Deputy Grand Masters
R.W.B. Robert "Joe" Stotler
Hicksville Lodge #478
R.W.B. William "Bill" Pacak
Fulton Lodge #248
District Education Officers
W.B. Dan Hall
Omega Lodge #564
W.B. Martin L. Lawrence
Sycamore Lodge #520
District Advisor
R.W.B. Robert R. Rettig
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Education Chair
R.W.B. Darrell Miller
Hicksville Lodge #478
W.B. Todd Evans
Wauseon Lodge #349
1st Vice President
W.B. Luis Rivera
Omega Lodge #564
2nd Vice President
W.B. David Downs
Bryan Lodge #215
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
707 Main St
Delta, OH 43515
Fulton Lodge #248
R.W.B. Douglas W. Eis
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Membership Chairman
R.W.B. Paul Kelly
Bryan Lodge #215
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248