Liam Patrick Kelly, 17, and Reece David Kelly, 15, of Carmel, passed away as the result of a plane crash on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Kokomo.
Liam was a senior at Westfield High School. He loved airplanes and had applied to the Air Force Academy to fulfill his dream. Liam cleaned airplanes to pay for flying time and was a member of the Flying Squirrels for 4 years. In 2017, he traveled with his mother on a medical mission trip to Haiti. Liam was a member of the National Honor Society & French Honor Society.
Reece was a sophomore at Westfield High School where he previously participated in the school band. He was also a member of the Flying Squirrels for 2 years. Reece wanted to follow his brother, Liam, into the Air Force Academy.
Both boys babysat, mowed lawns, and were always willing to help out. They enjoyed helping their grandparents with landscaping, mulch, and whatever else needed done. Liam & Reece were members of Grace Church and were really involved in small groups and Grace Kids Camp as volunteers. They participated in cross country, track, karate, Cub Scouts, and swim club. Both Liam & Reece enjoyed horseback riding and vacations with their family. The Kelly Family participated every year in the Broad Ripple Drumstick Dash, along with many other road races.
Reece & Liam are survived by their parents, Patrick & Kesha Kelly; grandparents, Robert & Shirley Kelly, and Dave & Dawn Hughes; great-grandmother, Marian Hughes; aunts & uncles, Robert & Karen Kelly, David & Sunday Hughes, Michael & Tara Hughes, and Nathan & Dr. Brandy Hughes; cousins, Megan Kelly, Jena Myers, Jacob Myers, Kylie Hughes, Hudson Myers, Kaiden Hughes, Caleb Hughes, and Laura Hughes; and their loving dog, Charlie Kelly.
The boys were preceded in death by their infant sister, Olivia Kelly; great-grandparents, Walter Hughes, Mary & Garland Petty, Howard & Nellie Webb, Robert Kelly Sr., and Bernie Kelly; cousin, Robert Kelly; and their beloved dogs, Lucy & Bella.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Grace Church, 5504 East 146th Street in Noblesville, with a celebration visitation from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Liam and Reece Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Westfield Athletic Booster Club, PO Box 495, Westfield, IN 46074 or drop it off at any First Merchants Bank branch. Please make checks payable to WABC, and list Liam & Reece Kelly in the memo line. Or, you may donate online at: http://kellyscholarship.square.site
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Liam and Reece Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o WABC, PO Box 495, Westfield IN 46074