October 12, 2023
James Kelly Peteete died Oct. 4, 2023, at the Jewell County Hospital ISB unit.
He was born Nov. 4, 1947, at Lackland Airforce Base, San Antonio, Texas, to James and Clarice (Kelly) Peteete.
The family moved to Mont- rose, Kansas in 1949. Kelly's roots were in Montrose. He attended school in Montrose, graduating in 1965. From high school he attended one year at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, then transferred to Cloud County in Concordia, where he spent one semester.
In 1967, he enlisted in the National Guard. He served with Detachment 1, 891st engineer, 226th engineer battalion. Du...