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Kelly Kavanaugh
Kelly Kavanaugh
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Kelly Kavanaugh

MAZON-Kelly Kavanaugh, 42, of Mazon, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Born Nov. 9, 1974 in Joliet, Kelly James was a son of Joseph and Sharon Leyes-Kavanaugh. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, graduating from Wilmington High School with the class of 1992. He also achieved an associate's degree from Joliet Junior College. On June 12, 2009, Kelly married Jennifer Nelson in Joliet. In addition to working as a farmer in the area, he was formerly employed by Pro Real Estate in Wilmington and also worked in the insurance industry. Kelly was an avid baseball fan, enjoyed bowling and playing cards with his friends. He loved to spend time outdoors boating, especially at the Lake of the Ozarks where he frequently vacationed with family and friends. Kelly was a loving husband, devoted father and loyal friend.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Kavanaugh; two children: Aubrie Kavanaugh and DJ Barbush; his father, Joseph Kavanaugh; one sister, Kimberly (Robert) Gramlich of Wilmington; one brother, Kevin (Lisa) Kavanaugh of Mazon as well as several nieces and nephews.

Kelly was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd., Wilmington. Burial will be Saturday, March 11 at noon at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Kelly's memory to a charity of the donor's choosing.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook, upload photographs or share Kelly's memorial page on social media by logging onto

Funeral services and memorial arrangement have been made under the direction and care of Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Homes.

Related Links:
• Reeves Funeral Homes

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