Spencer Michael Patrick Kelly

Spencer Michael Patrick Kelly

September 20, 2011 – March 11, 2023

Spencer Michael Patrick Kelly, of Papillion Nebraska, passed away on March 11, 2023, at the age of eleven years old. He was born in Omaha Nebraska, September 20, 2011.

Survived by father, Sean Patrick Kelly; stepmom, Elizabeth Ward; mother, Kathy Ann Kelly; brother, Riley Liam Patrick Kelly; grandparents Nancy Vogt, Mike and Georgia Daharsh; and countless loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceded in death by grandparents S. Keith and Beverly Kelly, Lee Vogt.

Attended 5th Grade at Patriot Elementary.

Spencer had 11 major accomplishments in his short life. For him, every birthday was a major event. The other events in his life are countless, his laugh, his high fives, his numerous hospital triumphs, his wicked sense of humor, his ability to sit on his own, and how he dominated his wheelchair. Spencer had a love of sports, and his friends, and he had a gift for making everyone around him happy. They felt special around him, because, to him, they were Special. Spencer was the most accomplished, unaccomplished person you could ever meet in your life.

VISITATION: Saturday, March 18th, 10am, with a CELEBRATION OF LIFE at 12noon at West Center Chapel. Luncheon to follow. Private Interment.

To view a live broadcast of the service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in the care of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler.


  • Shirley Posted March 17, 2023 3:47 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Spencer. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  • Linda (Daharsh) Jackson Posted March 18, 2023 10:06 am

    My heart goes out to Spencer’s family and friends. He is such a beautiful young man! It is a comfort to know Spencer’s great grandparents were there to meet him and that now he can run and play with others. Love to all Aunt Lynn ❤️🙏

  • Carol Leo Posted March 18, 2023 10:43 am

    Spencer was a sweet little man. He left his presence on many people and will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is now a new angel in heaven. Love you Spencer. And your family. Aunt Carol.

  • Carol Leo Posted March 18, 2023 10:45 am

    Spencer will be greatly missed by family and friends. Heaven has a new angel. Love you all Aunt Carol.

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