James Joseph Kelly

July 27, 1985 - September 22, 2020

James Joseph Kelly, Jr.,35, of St. Charles passed away suddenly at his home.  He was born July 27, 1985 in Elk Grove Village the son of James Joseph and Mary Jane (Kahler) Kelly.  He was united in marriage to Cristen Subora October 7, 2017 in Geneva, IL. 

He is survived by his wife Cristen, a sister Colleen (Kevin) Noe, and his paternal grandmother, Joan Kelly, many aunts, uncles, and cousins and his adored dogs Cooper and Foxie.   

He is preceded in death by his parents James and Mary Kelly. 

Jimmy loved motorcycles, cars and anything with an engine that could be driven, ridden or piloted. He was an avid music lover and dabbled in playing both the guitar and drums. Jimmy will always be remembered for his sharp wit, one of a kind sense of humor, infectious laugh and selfless attitude towards all he cared for.

Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home 100 South Third Street (Three blocks west of the Fox River One Block south of Route 64), St. Charles, IL.  A celebration of life with a time to share memories and stories will be conducted at 7:00 P.M.  A private interment will be held in Prairie Cemetery.       

With the slow re-opening of business due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the visitation will be limited. All visitors entering the funeral home are required to wear a face covering.  Due to the number of people who would like to pay their respects, we ask that you make your visitation a brief one in order that all who would like to attend will have a change to do so.  Once you have exited the funeral home, we ask you to depart immediately so there are no gatherings outside of our facility.  The family appreciates your sincere cooperation during these very challenging and different times.  For additional clarification, please contact the funeral home or family directly.


For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Homes 630-584-2000 or

Guest Book

  • TK Schubbe Jimmy James, you were my hero in many ways. I asked God "why you?" so many times and all I get back is the feeling he only wanted the best of the best asap, which you were. Thank you for being a bright light in my darkest hours and always being there when I needed a friend. I will forever and always love you and miss you. You took a huge part of me with you.
  • Kathy Combs Jimmy, I hope you know how much your Uncle Dave and I loved you. Memories of you and our times together will always be treasured. I promise to take good care of Gram for you. Love Aunt Kathy
  • Mindy Subora My darling son-in-law, I hope you know how very much we adored you! Thank you for making Crissy so happy. Your time together was far too short! We will never, ever forget you! ❤️❤️❤️