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Anthony “Tony” Kelley, 49, Ames

Anthony “Tony” Kelley, age 49, of Ames, formerly of Brentwood, CA, passed away suddenly in his home on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  

A celebration of life for Tony will take place on Friday, July 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., with a time of sharing at 6:00 P.M. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home.  Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing. A memorial fund is being established by the family for later designation. For additional questions or to leave a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234.

Anthony Charles Kelley was born September 17, 1970 in Marshalltown to parents Larry and Crystal (Darrow) Kelley.  He graduated from West Marshall High School in 1989.  He went on to study Business Management and Risk Finance at Illinois Wesleyan University, graduating in 1993.  Tony had since worked in banking and finance, most recently as the V.P. in charge of compliance for Varo Money Inc.

In his free time, Tony enjoyed going to the gym, running and golfing.  He was also an avid sports fan.  He would watch anything, but his favorite was college sports, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes.  

Tony is survived by his children, Ryan and Megan Kelley; father Larry Kelley; mother Crystal Clifton; brother Tim (Cathy) Kelley; sister Shannon Norman; maternal grandmother Marjorie Darrow; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Betty Davis Baie, Milfred Kelley and Donald Darrow.

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