KELLEMS, Harley Eugene

Date of birth: 22 December 1913 Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Date of death: 20 September 2000 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, 22 September 2000

H. Eugene ’Gene’ Kellams
  H. Eugene "Gene" Kellams, 86, died
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at
Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.
He was a former resident of
Edinburgh and Nineveh.
  He was born Dec. 22, 1913, in
Columbus. His parents were Alver W.
and Ora (Dunlap) Kellams. He
married Dorma Lucille (Wass)
Kellams on June 12, 1936, in
Columbus. She survives. Other
survivors include three sons, Randy
L. Kellams of Edinburgh, Jeffrey L.
Kellams of Indianapolis and Phillip
G. Kellams of Pittsburgh, Pa.; nine
grandchildren; and a
great-granddaughter. He was
preceded in death by two brothers,
Harvey and Wayne Kellams.
  He was a 1931 graduate of Edinburgh
High School and a 1935 graduate of
Franklin College.
  He was owner and operator of Gene
Kellams Insurance Agency in
Edinburgh, and he was previously
employed for several years in
accounting/federal and state tax
  He was a member of First
Presbyterian Church in Franklin,
Kappa Delta Rho fraternity and
Edinburgh Masonic Lodge 100 F&AM
and was a charter member of
Edinburgh Lions Club.
  The Rev. Cleon H. Wright will
conduct a memorial service at 11
a.m. Saturday at Kresge Chapel at
Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until
service time Saturday at the
chapel. A private family graveside
service will be conducted at Rest
Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Arrangements are being handled by
Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home in
  Memorial contributions may be made
to Edinburgh Lions Club, P.O. Box
515, Franklin, IN 46131.
Indianapolis Star, 22 September 2000
  H. Eugene Kellams, 86, Franklin,
died Sept. 20. He owned and
operated Gene Kellams Insurance
Agency in Edinburgh for 20 years.
He also was an accountant and tax
consultant for several years. Mr.
Kellams was a member of First
Presbyterian Church, Franklin,
Edinburgh Masonic Lodge and Kappa
Delta Rho fraternity. He graduated
from Franklin College in 1935.
  Memorial contributions may be made
to the Edinburgh Lions Club, of
which he was a charter member.
  Memorial services: 11 a.m. Sept. 23
in Kresge Chapel at the Indiana
Masonic Home, Franklin, with
calling there from 10 a.m. Burial:
Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.
  Survivors: wife Dorma Lucille Wass
Kellams; sons Randy L., Jeffrey L.,
Phillip G. Kellams; nine
grandchildren; a
  Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home,
Franklin, is handling arrangements.
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