John Thomas “J.T.” Kelso age 75 of Newton passed away at his home Friday, September 8, 2017. J.T. was born March 1, 1942 in Newton the son of Thomas and Camilla (Reid) Kelso.
J.T. graduated from Newton High in 1960. He would say he was blessed to have a career that he loved. His calling as a Conductor spanned 46 years on multiple railroads.
J.T. was a loving father, grandfather, and devout Christian.
He is survived by his wife; Sandra of Newton, sons; Michael, Thomas, John Ed (Deanna), Scot (Deb), daughters; Margaret Peterson (James), Lynn Marshall (Curt), Kelly Davert (Mike), brother; Jim (Sheryl), and 8 grandchildren.
J.T. was preceded in death by his parents; Thomas and Camilla, brother; Jack, and granddaughter; Mattison Hadley.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be prayed on Monday, September 11, at 7:00p.m, St Mary Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, with The Reverend Nicholas Voelker Celebrant, followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery.
Family suggests memorials to St Mary Catholic School of Newton, KS, or Harry Hynes Hospice in c/o Petersen Funeral Home.