RockfordKelly Gene Now, 54, died at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 3, 2011, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford, after battling cancer for a short time.He was born April 2, 1957, in Celina to Jerry L. and Phyllis Ross Now, who survive in Rockford.Mr. Now was the service manager at Dellinger Brothers, Willshire, and had worked at Pontius Hardware, Rockford. He was a 1975 graduate of Parkway High School. He was certified as a gunsmith and in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. He had been a driver for Schroyer Trucking, Celina. He spent almost his entire life in the Rockford area.Survivors also include two sisters, Kim (Phil) Winings and Chris (Charles) Black, both of Rockford and several nieces and nephews.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford.Memorial contributions may be made to Mercer County Hospice, 913 W. Logan St., Celina, OH 45822.Condolences may be expressed at www.ketchamripley.com.