Richard L. Kellam

Richard L. “Dick” Kellam, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away March¬†3, 2017 at Morristown Manor.
Born August 26, 1931 in Rush County, he was the son of Elmer and LaVonne (Wagoner) Kellam. He married
Jalna J. (Osterling) Kellam on February 24, 1952 and they just celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Survivors include: son- Paul E. Kellam (wife Marcia) of Shelbyville, and daughter- Sherill A. Brown
(husband Michael) of Fairland. 4 grandchildren- Amber L. Harshman, Jason E. Kellam, Seth R. Kellam
and Natalie M. Parker; 6 great grandchildren- Harrison Harshman, Nicholas, Abigail, & Madelynn Kellam,
Ava and Elise Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 sisters- Loretta Horsley, Marguerite
Temple, Edna Bailey, and Carmen Reed.

Richard lived in Shelbyville most of his life, and had been employed as a computer technician at AT&T
Long Lines for 32 years, retiring in 1986. He then worked as a “batch man” at Shelby Materials for 11 years,
retiring in 1998. He graduated from Alquina High School in Fayette County, and was member of First
Christian Church. Dick was also a member of American Legion Post #70, a lifetime member of VFW Post #2695,
and was a past member of the Lions Club.

Dick was a US Marine Corp veteran serving during the Korean War, and attaining the rank of Sgt.
Graveside military rites will honor his service to his country.

Dick enjoyed woodworking, gardening, working with his roses, and his dogs. He was the first male volunteer
at Major Hospital where he served for 10 years. He never complained, had a dry sense of humor, and could
always make the best of a bad situation. He was a gentle spirit, didn’t talk much, but when he did, everyone listened.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2017 , 11:00 AM at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,
437 Amos Road, with Pastor Bill Horner officiating. Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery in Rush County.
Friends may call on Monday evening, March 6, 2017, at the funeral home from 4-8:00 PM.

Memorials can be made to First Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

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Terry Harshman wrote on March 7, 2017 at 9:31 pm:
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family during this sad time. Though I only saw Dick on a few occasions, I found him to be a gentle, sweet soul. God bless you all! Terry
Tom, Michelle, Jacob and Adam Richardson wrote on March 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm:
So very sorry for you loss. The boys have many found memories of their child hood standing in the back yard and talking to Dick and playing with Huck. Wonderful neighbor to Tom and I. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.
KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY wrote on March 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm:
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Lisa (Hamilton) FitzGibbon wrote on March 6, 2017 at 4:30 am:
Sherill, Ed and Jalna -- My deepest sympathy to you and your families. I always respected Dick's quiet advice and support when Sherill and I were at the house, and enjoyed his gentle teasing and great sense of humor. God be with all of you.
Leon and Mary Ann Beaty wrote on March 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm:
Unable to make Dick's memorial service but just wanted you Jalna and the family know all are in our prayers.
Sara Jane Bailey Haehl wrote on March 4, 2017 at 2:40 am:
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have very fond memories of Dick from our First Christian Church association. God be with you and bless you. Sara Jane
Donna and Bryan Toll wrote on March 3, 2017 at 9:09 pm:
Jalna, Eddie, Sherrill and family, we are thinking of you at this sad time. Our friendship started as neighbors many years ago. May God be with you.