Charles McNelly, 89, Osage City: Feb. 3, 1928 – Nov. 2, 2017 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Charles McNelly, 89, Osage City: Feb. 3, 1928 – Nov. 2, 2017

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Charles McNelly, 89, left today, Nov. 2, 2017, for an extended hunting and fishing trip. He was born Feb. 3, 1928.

Charlie was a veteran of WW II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee, the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross and many other medals. He had also worked as a park ranger at Tuttle Creek and Pomona lakes. Charlie enjoyed rodeos, dancing, and spending time with his beloved wife, Chris McNelly, and family and friends.

Charlie will be remembered by his wife, Mary Christine McNelly, his children, his grandchildren and his very close friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, Kan. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles McNelly Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

One of Charlie’s favorites:

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

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