Kevin Patrick Kelley, 60, of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was born August 20, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri to James J. Kelley and Pamelia (McCorkell) Kelley. Kevin graduated from Parkway Central high school in St. Louis, Missouri and went on to get his B.A. in Marketing from Missouri State University.
Upon graduation, he continued on in the hospitality industry where he had worked throughout college. Kevin worked in the Baltimore Convention Center from 1979-1983 as an account executive, servicing conventions.
In 1982, Kevin moved to Stouffer Hotels’ National Sales Office in Washington, DC, managing national accounts for the chain. His career continued to flourish throughout the years, holding titles such as Director of Sales for the Sheraton New Orleans & Washington as well as Director of Sales for the Hyatt and Director of Meetings for the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC.
In 1997, Kevin joined the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, to better promote and acquire conventions for the city.
He married his beautiful bride, Michele (Hogan) Kelley on August 6, 1988. In addition to Michele, Kevin is survived by his two children, Shawn M. Kelley and Kyle P. Kelley. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Falling ill in 2001, Kevin has had many health struggles through his young life. With a life dedicated to his career, he also dedicated his life to his loving family. Kevin was of the Catholic faith and is a congregate of St. Therese Parish. Kevin had a love for the game of golf, and spending his free time with the friends and family he loved.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph Cisetti presiding. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., prior to the Mass. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Kevin and condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.