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.