Byron F. "Pat" McKelvey, 90, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Interment will be at Clemons Cemetery in Clemons, IA. Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Byron F. "Pat" McKelvey was born December 20, 1927, in Clemons, the son of Harry B. and Marianne J. (O'Dell) McKelvey. He graduated from the Clemons High School in Clemons. Pat served in the Airforce and after completing his service, he was employed by the Lennox Corp. and briefly owned his own business, 4 Seasons Heating & Cooling. After Pat retired, he briefly worked for Ron Fisher Furniture Makers. He lived with his companion, Virginia, on her family farm, mowing grass, planting flowers, and working in his woodshop, accompanied by his dog, Todd.
Pat is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (James) Goss of Oxford, PA; his grandson, W. Brian (Cindy) Goss of Oxford, PA; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Wayne; his sisters, Kathleen and Marguerite; and his very special companion, Virginia Logsdon.
I worked for Pat at Amana 4 Seasons. He was a great boss. I seen him at Southridge, when my mom was there. We talked and laughed about memorial times at 4 Seasons. His kindness and giving mannerism, will be greatly missed, and of course, his great smile. He will always be remembered, never forgotten, and placed in many hearts.
My husband and I didn't get to meet Pat until a couple of years ago when he came to church and brought his cute dog with him. But I knew how much he loved God, Christian Science and living in the country. He was always smiling and happy and eager to be with the church membership whenever he was able to drive to Des Moines from Marshalltown. Everyone enjoyed talking to him and seeing his sweet dog. We visited him once when he moved to Southridge Specialty Care and he talked about how much he enjoyed getting together with his friends and playing cards and continued to read Science and Health. He was very grateful when he could talk to someone about his religion. We all missed him when he was no longer able to drive to Des Moines. A sweet man! We are grateful to have gotten to know him even if only a little. Laura and Roger Wichlacz
Pat with his great great nephews
Pat and his great, great nephew Alex Adil
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