After death under guardianship, Tuskegee Airman’s uniforms found on a San Antonio street is the title of the article of the newest, self-identified victims of a guardianship that seems to have gone awry, as conducted by Shavano Park Mayor’s wife, Mary Werner.
The article continues:
Kelly’s father, Major James Johnson Kelly, was a Tuskegee Airman who had received a Congressional Medal of Honor from former President Bush in 2016 but by 2017 the retired military officer had been placed under guardianship by a Bexar County probate judge, which the younger Kelly feels was unwarranted.
“I am shocked at how the court treated a Tuskegee Airman who dedicated his life to serving our country and bettering the community,” Kelly said in an interview. “The court-appointed guardian stopped taking my Dad to the hospital for medical care and began charging his estate $25 for an aspirin or $75 to mow the lawn.”
Major Kelly died a ward of the state of Texas on December 29, 2018, at 91 years old, a press release states…..
Originally from High Point, North Carolina, Major Kelly began his career in 1945 with the 99th Fighter Squadron and 332nd Fighter Group in the Army Air Corps before becoming a Tuskegee Airman for the Air Force during World War 2. After he flew in the Korean War at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Kelly retired in 1970 as a Major and Squadron Commander.
Major Kelly’s son says the court-appointed guardian not only sold his father’s property in Lynchburg, Virginia without his knowledge but also sold his parents’ San Antonio home, which is why Kelly said their belongings were left outside.
“It’s all about money,” Kelly said. “No one seems to care about his legacy as a Tuskegee Airman.”
This sounds similar to Laura Martinez’s complaints against Mary Werner: it’s all about the money, and nothing to do with the Ward, their legacy, or their lives.
While this article does not name the court-appointed guardian, a search of Bexar County Court Records shows James and Sallie Kelly were put under Mary Werner’s care as both Guardian of the Estate and Guardian of the Person for both Mr and Mrs Kelly on August 24, 2017 by (now retired) Judge Tom Rickhoff.